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Macrauchenia gets its place on the tree of life – thanks to ancient DNA analysis

Original photo courtesy of Ryan Somma. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons. Macrauchenia was a camel-like animal deriving its name from Auchenia, meaning “big neck” in Greek, and its first remains, which date back 7 million years, were found in South America, primarily in Argentina (1). Macrauchenia was a herbivore with its distinctive feature being… Read article →

Road to the cure

Road to the cure – from stem cells to new muscle

What’s the best way to describe a researcher’s path in life science? “Road to the Cure” fits almost perfectly. Nearly every research topic in life science is connected to a disease, so whether you are working, for example, in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases or muscular dystrophy research, all that matters is that you are on the… Read article →


Top FAQs in qPCR

Since the development of high-throughput techniques such as next-generation sequencing and RNA-seq, “omics” type data has really taken off. Proven methods, like qPCR, are routinely used in combination with these high-throughput methods in labs across the world. Real-time PCR (quantitative PCR, qPCR) is a well-established method for gene expression analysis due to its superior sensitivity,… Read article →