Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Promega, GeneCopoeia to Collaborate on Cloned Gene Content

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promega and GeneCopoeia have entered into an agreement to pair Promega’s HaloTag protein fusion technology with GeneCopoeia’s human and mouse open reading frame OmicsLink sequences, Promega announced today.
The alliance will enable the companies to provide customers with a set of tagged expression-ready ORF clones that can be employed in proteomics and other research. Specifically, HaloTags, Promega’s multi-functional protein tags, are used to covalently tag proteins with synthetic ligands — for instance fluorophores — so that they can be detected, imaged, or immobilized.
For its part, GeneCopoeia has developed 20,000 human and 15,000 mouse ORF clones from sequence-validated full-length cDNA clones and high-fidelity cloning of tissue cDNA libraries.
“HaloTag complements our collections of genome-wide OmicsLink full-length cDNA clones from human, mouse, and other species,” GeneCopoeia Executive Vice President Sun Lu said in a statement.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Transcriptomic, Epigenetic Study Appears to Explain Anti-Viral Effects of TB Vaccine

Researchers report in Science Advances on an interferon signature and long-term shifts in monocyte cell DNA methylation in Bacille Calmette-Guérin-vaccinated infant samples.

DNA Storage Method Taps Into Gene Editing Technology

With a dual-plasmid system informed by gene editing, researchers re-wrote DNA sequences in E. coli to store Charles Dickens prose over hundreds of generations, as they recount in Science Advances.

Researchers Model Microbiome Dynamics in Effort to Understand Chronic Human Conditions

Investigators demonstrate in PLOS Computational Biology a computational method for following microbiome dynamics in the absence of longitudinally collected samples.

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.