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Nanopore Sequences Genes Very First Time in Space, Courtesy NASA

Oxford Nanopore’s MiniION sequencers have successfully sequenced genes in space for the very first time at NASA’s International Space Station earlier this week. “One small step for genetic research, a huge step for space-exploration.” NASA has conducted feasibility of conducting genetic tests in microgravity conditions by using Oxford Nanopore’s USB sized MiniION genetic sequencers. The […]

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Instrumentl : Automating Grant Search & Application

Among the newest batch of startups being incubated at Y-Combinator is Instrumentl, a research grant search and automated application platform for making researchers like that much easier. While describing Instrumentl, one can only wonder why hadn’t we thought about it while applying to thousands of mind numbing research grant applications. The platform saves researchers the […]

Software for Scientists

Benchling Adds Protein Tools to its Genetic Toolset

Benchling is adding new protein tools to its version control collaboration genetic toolkit. San Francisco based online gene-editing and collaboration platform, Benchling has introduced new set of tools helping molecular biologists to identify and annotate protein sequences. It enables directly importing proteins from a DNA sequence by highlighting a section of DNA that the researcher is currently working […]

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Google Forays into Bioelectronics along with GSK

Google is known for its interest in life sciences. While Google’s venture capital arm invested in genetic testing and analysis company 23andMe, it also ran its own Google Life Sciences division.  Verily formerly known as Google Life Sciences has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to form Galvani Bioelectronics. Galvani Bioelectronics, a joint venture between the Internet and Drug […]

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Xenopat: Your Tumor in a Mouse

Labcritics visited Xenopat, an innovative company dedicated to the orthotopic implantation of human tumors in mice. This technology allows Xenopat to offer services to companies developing new anticancer drugs and personalized cancer treatments. We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Anna Portela, CEO and co-founder, and Dr. Alberto Villanueva, CSO and co-founder. For more […]

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Teresa Tarragó: “Crowdfunding is a Source of Financing for Early Stage Biotechs”

Labcritics was at Iproteos’ facilities talking to Teresa Tarragó, CEO and co-founder of this innovative company. Iproteos combines computational chemistry with modern synthesis methods to generate peptidomimetics with pharmacological activity against diseases such as schizophrenia. We had the opportunity to know about the possibilities of crowdfunding for biotech projects and the technology used in their laboratory. […]

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CROWDACURE: Crowdfunding Platform For Rare Diseases

A new website is trying to do what kickstarter has done for hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world in terms of gaining support for idea stage ventures. Crowdacure is helping researchers raise funds for “hard to fund” medical research. The hard to fund medical areas include tropical diseases, rare diseases and even common yet ignored […]

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CRISPR as a Recorder of Molecular Activity

Researchers from Harvard University have succesfully proved that CRISPR can work as a recorder of molecular events. Synthetic DNA molecules introduced in bacteria over a defined timespan were integrated by the CRISPR/Cas system in DNA arrays in the exact same order of introduction. The results, published in the journal Science, pave the way for using CRISPR to […]

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