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Our Most Popular Blog Posts from 2019

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Dec 31, 2019 9:26:00 AM

Farewell 2019, and hello 2020! As we're gearing up to start a new decade, we’re also looking back at the last year of scientific discovery. We’ve documented many new tools on the Addgene blog and have created and updated guides on various topics in biology over the past year: CRISPR, optogenetics, chemogenetics, plasmids, fluorescent proteins, careers, and more. These resources can now be found in one place: the Educational Resources page.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Six Spooky Science Stories and Halloween at Addgene

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Oct 31, 2019 9:06:51 AM

Plasmid pumpkins, team costumes, and spooky science stories. Yes, please!

At Addgene, we love finding ways to incorporate science themes into our fun activities and Halloween is no exception. For the past 10+ years, Addgenies have formed teams, chosen a theme for the costume, and did their best to claim the costume contest trophy. We’ve had teams dressed up as plasmids, Blugene, and the Addgene ping pong table.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

We’re Going Viral This Week!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Oct 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We first “went viral” in 2016 when we introduced the viral service, and now we’re “going viral” again!

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

Celebrate National Book Month with Addgene

Posted by Aliyah Weinstein on Oct 3, 2019 8:47:00 AM

From Addgene Book Club to our on-site book swap/library, reading is part of the culture here at Addgene. Since it’s National Book Month, we’ve asked some Addgenies to share their favorite books - both scientific and not - to inspire you to read a little more this October.

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

The Golden Stopwatch Award: Recognizing Facilitators of Research

Posted by Randall Carter on Sep 5, 2019 9:06:00 AM

Picture this: you’re a busy scientist anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest plasmid you requested from Addgene...the plasmid that will help you run that last additional experiment requested by Reviewer #3. But why isn’t the plasmid here yet? A quick look at your order status on addgene.org identifies the hold-up. Your Material Transfer Agreement is stuck in “pending.” Fear not, there are many ways we’re trying to make MTA turnaround faster with technology transfer offices (TTOs). The latest of these efforts is the Golden Stopwatch Award to celebrate exemplary TTOs.

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