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Warning! Pitfalls ahead: How to avoid the most common Stellaris RNA FISH mistakes

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 08:32 AM

Ever wake up in the morning just feeling like a rock star, or maybe like Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin or Maurice Wilkins? You’re ready to just crush any task in front of you, discover something new and life changing. We get it. We’ve been there. And we love that we have products like Stellaris® RNA FISH – which is an incredibly straight forward technique that makes detecting, localizing and quantifying individual RNA molecules pretty simple. It’s times like this when you’re feeling invincible in your crisp white lab coat that crushing blows like forgetting to add a positive control to your Custom Stellaris probe set can derail your science even before it starts. It makes us cringe just thinking about it!

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Topics: Genomics, Stellaris

Seven of the hottest topics at PAG 2018

Posted on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

RSVP now!Visiting PAG is exhilarating, energising and somewhat overwhelming. With over 3000 leading plant and animal genetics researchers, 150 workshops and 1100 posters it can be hard to see the forest for the trees.

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Topics: Genomics, AgBio, Genotyping, CRISPR

Shining a light on gene expression and regulation one cell at a time

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:51 AM

To truly understand complex diseases such as cancer, scientists need access to tools that don’t just average data across millions of cells, but that can interrogate single cells to examine  gene expression and regulation in diseased cells. 

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Topics: RNA FISH, Genomics, Stellaris

The Women of LGC

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 08:45 AM

Ask any little girl what they want to be when they grow up and you may hear things like, princess, ballerina, pop star, or dolphin trainer. But scientist? You bet! More and more young girls are looking to science and technology with intrigue and excitement thanks to many brilliant women who are leading the charge and breaking ground in fields that have historically been dominated by men. At LGC, we are extremely lucky to be surrounded by smart, trailblazing, ambitious women who are striving to help make our world a better place each and every day. To celebrate Women’s History month, we sat down with application scientist Erin Steer, senior scientist Dusty Vyas and senior scientist Marcela Soruco to discuss what originally drew them to science and what inspires them today.

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Topics: Genomics

In case you missed it: Stellaris RNA FISH lunch-and-learn

Posted on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 08:35 AM

Stellaris® RNA FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) is an RNA visualization method that allows simultaneous detection, localization, and quantification at the sub-cellular level in fixed samples using widefield or confocal fluorescence microscopy.

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Topics: Genomics, Stellaris

Tackling food crisis through cost effective, target enriched sequencing

Posted on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

With the global population predicted to reach 9 billion people within the next 35 years, we will need to double the annual yield increases to avoid the impending food crisis. This challenge is exacerbated by unseasonal climate fluctuations that can destroy entire harvests – even in modern agricultural settings.

Rewind to last summer in the U.S., when southern-grown peaches are usually at their most delicious. But not last year - many U.S. farmers have faced a peach crisis. In South Carolina alone, as much as 90 percent of the crop had disappeared. In Georgia, often known as the Peach State, a similar story appeared.

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, AgBio, Genomic Selection, SeqSNP, Marker Assisted Selection, MAS

New SNPs identified in the hunt for new genetic weapons targeting leaf rust in wheat

Posted on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

Wheat is one of the three most important crops for human and livestock feed. With an ever-increasing global population, the pressure is on to increase cereal crop production as a solution to feed the world. It has been estimated that by 2030 demand on cereal production will increase by 50%. This means it is essential that scientists and breeders alike strive to maximise its growing potential.

Satisfying the growing global demand for wheat is thrown into difficulties by the crop's vulnerability to pests and disease. To combat these issues, scientists and wheat breeders are working to develop crops with improved key traits including: Read More

Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

Super-crops helping to feed Africa

Posted on Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Our world population is growing at a tremendous rate and by 2050, Africa’s population alone is set to hit over 2.5 billion. This puts unprecedented pressure on our food supply chains. Fortunately there are projects such as the African Orphan Crops Consortium (AOCC) that are looking to help seed breeders deliver improved crops to the continent.

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

How genotyping is aiding in the fight against malaria

Posted on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

3.2 billion people across 106 countries and territories, live in areas at risk of malaria transmission. The serious and sometime fatal mosquito-borne disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite – in 2015, malaria caused 212 million clinical episodes, and 429,000 deaths.

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Topics: Genomics, IntelliQube, Genotyping, Malaria

Liquid dispensing microtiter plates in less than 45 seconds

Posted on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

Manually dispensing reagents is time consuming and tiring, with fatigue and pressure leading to errors that render data unusable. This can lead to costly rework and laborious troubleshooting exercises.

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Topics: Announcement, Genomics

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