A recent study coordinated by LGC and published in the journal Analytical Chemistry, has demonstrated the potential of digital PCR (dPCR) to improve the reproducibility of routine clinical testing between facilities.
New research has, for the first time, found evidence suggesting the molecular epidemiology of how the Zika virus spreads from a human mother to her fetus.
It’s time to forget what you know about heating your PCR plates for end-point PCR. Water is the way to go. Where cooling and heating speeds in traditional Peltier-based thermal cyclers rely on ramping the temperature of a metal block up and down, the new Hydrocycler2™ - unveiled by LGC at both PAG and SLAS2017 this past month - only needs approximately three seconds to move reaction pl...
Demand for maize is increasing due to an increased number of people transitioning to meat-based diets driving demand for animal feed. Drought has been identified as the number one factor in impacting maize yields in the region. Over 80% of maize grown in tropical Asia is rainfed, leaving the 19 million hectares of maize subject to stress caused by variations in monsoon rains. As suc...
The advent of and ongoing improvements to next-generation sequencing technologies is driving the continuing and extensive discovery of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a wide range of species. As a consequence of their large numbers and genome-wide distribution, SNPs are the molecular marker of choice in plant, animal, and human genetic research.
Nature versus nurture. It’s a tale as old as time. When Craig Venter made the comment after the human genome sequence was published, that “the behavior, character and physiology of individual human beings” aren’t wholly determined by their genetic make-up, and that our “environments are critical” – he wasn’t wrong.
Many areas critical to improved agricultural production require robust and scalable genotyping platforms to enable the mapping of traits in plants and livestock as part of marker assisted selection (MAS) and marker assisted breeding (MAB) programmes.
The 25th annual International Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) conference is right around the corner and LGC will be in San Diego, CA showcasing our integrated offerings for a wide variety of genomics workflow solutions. From SNP discovery, to routine screening - we harness the power and flexibility of our integrated tools to enable breeding programmes.
Screen more markers faster and bring crops with superior traits to the market quicker.
It seems everyone wants to do more with less, and automate the process as well. But this can cause a number of challenges for even a traditional molecular diagnostics tool such as PCR.
You wouldn’t just read the first chapter of a book and then stop. Nor would you go to the theatre and see one act of a play and then leave. Same was true for DNA sequencing. Once scientists began to reveal human genes in the 1980s, they began to wonder, why not expose the entire human genetic code?
It wouldn't be fair to close out 2016 without showcasing the stellar year that Stellaris® RNA FISH has had. Take a closer look at our top 10 highlights from the past year - mind blowing images are only the beginning!
With the discovery of the double helix, we learned how genes are copied and how genetic information was passed on. From there, Francis Crick, Marhsall Nirenberg and Jacques Monod, cracked the genetic code and discovered how genes perform other vital tasks besides copying themselves. Unlocking this code brought about Hermann Muller’s realization that there could be a possibility to intr...
The secret of life. That’s what Francis Crick and James Watson claimed they had discovered back in Cambridge, England on February 28, 1953. Only 36 and 24-years-old respectively, the two scientists were met with skepticism when they brought up their theory of what the structure of DNA looked like.
Researchers from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia have blamed a default autocorrect function within Microsoft Excel for errors in supplementary files associated with approximately one-fifth of all academic genomics papers.