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Telesis Bio BioXp Select DNA Cloning Kit

Telesis Bio has launched the BioXp Select DNA Cloning Kit, which enables on-demand and automated assembly of DNA fragments via Gibson Assembly or Golden Gate assembly cloning methods beginning from the customer's linear DNA. According to the company's website, the kits are designed for user-supplied fragments of 125 bp to 3,000 bp, and can yield approximately 200 ng per DNA fragment.

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Machine Learning Helps ID Molecular Mechanisms of Pancreatic Islet Beta Cell Subtypes in Type 2 Diabetes

The approach helps overcome limitations of previous studies that had investigated the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic islet beta cells, the authors write in their Nature Genetics paper.

Culture-Based Methods, Shotgun Sequencing Reveal Transmission of Bifidobacterium Strains From Mothers to Infants

In a Nature Communications study, culture-based approaches along with shotgun sequencing give a better picture of the microbial strains transmitted from mothers to infants.

Microbial Communities Can Help Trees Adapt to Changing Climates

Tree seedlings that were inoculated with microbes from dry, warm, or cold sites could better survive drought, heat, and cold stress, according to a study in Science.

A Combination of Genetics and Environment Causes Cleft Lip

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers investigate what combination of genetic and environmental factors come into play to cause cleft lip/palate.