BD Biosciences Clontech has recently introduced the BD Knockout inducible RNAi system.

According to the company, the system features inducible retroviral shRNA expression vectors, which are provided linearized and ready for ligation with a dsDNA oligonucleotide encoding an shRNA. It uses a modified tetracycline-controlled gene-expression system in which expression of an shRNA is induced when either tetracycline or doxycycline is added to the culture medium of an appropriately engineered cell.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jul
19
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This webinar will discuss how ultra-highly sensitive and customizable targeted next-generation sequencing panels are applied in inherited disease research.