Separation: LBNL, LLNL Debut New Magnet Plates for Sequencing and More | GenomeWeb

These magnets aren’t exactly the type you’d stick on your refrigerator door.

A new class of hybrid magnet plates has been developed by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both members of the Joint Genome Institute. The technology can be used in sequencing, functional genomics, and proteomics since it can selectively separate proteins and DNA from various contaminates based solely on a magnetic field.

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