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Five Popular Model Organisms

Posted by Various Addgenies on Apr 11, 2019 8:39:27 AM

By Alyssa Cecchetelli and Lukas Morgan

Model organisms are vital tools used by researchers around the globe. These organisms share many genes with humans, are easily maintained in the lab, and have short generation times that make it easy to study the effects of genetic manipulations. In this blog post, we’ll cover five popular model organisms, but there are many more out there.

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Topics: Other, Organisms

Experimenting in an Open Source lab: from CRISPR to Cats

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jul 23, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The following post was contributed by Derek Jacoby from Makerspace Victoria, CA

Over the decades science has become increasingly restricted to academic and industrial labs, but recently there has been a counter movement by the public to access basic equipment and to become involved in developing tools and solutions to research problems. This movement calls itself the Open Science movement and is part of a bigger movement in a variety of research sectors to provide open source technologies and spaces where interested parties can do research. This interest manifested itself in the creation of Hackerspaces and Makerspaces back in 2007, which function as centres for peer learning and knowledge sharing, in the form of workshops, presentations, and lectures. There are currently around 1,000 active makerspaces around the world. Hackerspaces.org maintains a list of active spaces near you.

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Topics: Scientific Sharing, Open Science, Organisms

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