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Nature Opens Doors: All Papers Now Freely Available, Well Almost!

Update: In a very obvious and necessary move, the 144 year old Nature Publishing Group has made all its 48 journal’s open access  free to access. Through ReadCube, users will be able to read, share and annotate articles freely. Although ReadCube’s proprietary software does not allow downloading, printing or making copies of the papers. ReadCube is similar to […]

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Google Enters Genome Storage with Google Genomics

Google has launched the low cost genome storage service Google Genomics. The company can now store and compare thousands –and soon millions- of genomes in their servers. Google Genomics is expected to prompt new discoveries and better diagnostics by comparing an unprecedented number of genomes using the company’s technology. Amazon, IBM and Microsoft will soon be […]


World’s First Automated System for Thawing BioSpecimens

BioCision is launching the world’s first automated sample thawing system, aimed to help efficiently thaw frozen samples automatically. Anyone who has worked in a laboratory has to deal with thawing samples, knows that patience is the key. Some of the old techniques of thawing under threat are dipping in warm water bath, rolling in hands or holding […]

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World’s Fastest SEM Announced by ZEISS

ZEISS is announcing the launch of the world’s Fastest Scanning scanning electron microscope at the upcoming annual Neuroscience meeting in Washington. The ZEISS MultiSEM 505 has 61 beams working in parallel and a capture speed of 1220 megapixels per sec, with each pixel 4nm in size. Instead of using a single electron beam like most other SEM’s, the […]


Genotyping Platform with Pre-Amplification from Fluidigm

Fluidigm just launched its new SNP genotyping platform with pre-amplification called Juno. The new platform targets the production genomics market segment specifically those involved in the industrial application of genetics. This new sample prep engine is a breakthrough of traditional SNP genotyping with its short turnaround time of less than three hours and the ability to genotype […]


Move Over CRISPR, Much Safer Genomic Editor Is Here

In light of the biotechnological breakthrough of the genomic editor CRISPR, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine led by Mark Kay discover a safer and longer-lasting approach – one that allows scientists to replace faulty or disease-causing genes with working copies, in hopes of treating genetic diseases – and has shown promise in […]

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Low-Cost Crowdfunded PCRs Let Non-Scientists Peek Into DNA

Two new Kickstarter projects are looking to provide low cost PCRs to citizen scientists hoping to peek into their own DNA. Mini PCR and Open qPCR, are currently seeking funding to give DIY scientists the basic genomics research tool. While Open qPCR is aiming at garage scientists with its $1300 Real-Time PCR Thermocycler, miniPCR is aiming […]

OpenTrons Liquid Handling

OpenTrons: Open-Sourced Liquid Handling for Wet-Labs

An open-source project is seeking funding on Kickstarter to build a low cost liquid handling robot for small, medium and garage sized laboratories. The project called OpenTrons seeks to create a cheap and easy-to-use liquid handling robot called OT.One that pipettes small amount of liquids faster and without error. Liquid handling in one of the most common […]


Secretive Technology Behind Google’s Cancer Detecting Pill

Google’s super-secretive life science research lab at Google X is working on a magnetized pill that helps diagnose cancer, predict heart attacks and other diseases in the quickest time possible. The Nanoparticle platform, as it is being called, is combined with a wearable device that controls and receives signals from the magnetic pill. While many other […]


Beckman Partners with NEB to Streamline NGS

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and New England Biolab’s (NEB) are partnering to improve sample preparation of  Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) kit. While Beckman will distribute, develop and support automation for NEBNext sample preparation kits, NEB will bring expertise in reagents, chemistry and protocols. The partnership will allow automation of high throughput NGS processes with a faster workflow. […]

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