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:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-16-2012
Several years ago, Bio-Rad Laboratories released the highly successful music video “The PCR Song.” The song, which boasts great lyrics and a catchy tune, went viral receiving over 1 Million views since its release. There have been many attempts to copy Bio-Rad’s success and hundreds of knock-off videos have been posted to YouTube. One thing is for sure, The PCR Song has helped spread awareness about PCR technology among the lay public and is inspiring a whole new generation to learn more about cutting edge science.
Here is the latest PCR Song remix posted by budding future scientists:
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-21-2012
The QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system from Bio-Rad Laboratories is the third generation of PCR technology. The system provides an absolute measure of target DNA molecules with unrivaled performance in precision, accuracy, and sensitivity for quantitative PCR applications. Watch the video below to learn more about this powerful technology.
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-01-2011
QuantaLife, which was recently acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, produces an innovative droplet digital PCR system that provides quantification of target molecules with unprecedented precision and sensitivity. In the videos that follow, QuantaLife’s VP of Application Development Dr. Serge Saxonov, introduces Droplet Digital™ PCR and explains various aspects of the technology.
:: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 09-05-2011
Drill primate; Photo credit: San Diego Zoo
Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. Such cells could eventually make it possible to improve reproduction and genetic diversity for some species, possibly saving them from extinction, or to bolster the health of endangered animals in captivity.
A description of the accomplishment appeared in an advance online edition of the journal Nature Methods on September 4, 2011.