Posts Tagged: samples

Reproducibility

Reproducibility matters…

In science, the buzz around the reproducibility topic has been going on for some time now. Back in 2010 an article in The New Yorker called “The Truth Wears Off” addressed the concern of which results to believe when so-called validated findings could not be proven or replicated and led to retraction of scientific publications…. Read article →


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Smoothing the path to successful RNA isolation

I’m always excited to watch curling during the Winter Olympics – great teams from around the world competing and aiming for nothing less than gold. It might look easy as they try to get the stone as close to the button as possible. But it is really much more difficult, because there are so many… Read article →


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Deep-Sea Corals of the Red Sea – True Survivors

How do deep-sea corals survive in the warm, saline, oxygen- and food-deprived environment of the Red Sea? In a recent study, Yum LK et. al describes what happened when they went diving for answers. To get started, the team isolated RNA using flash frozen coral powder from three deep-sea coral species of the Red Sea… Read article →


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Effective genomic DNA removal – crucial for accurate gene expression analysis

Whether you are working with formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue or normal tissue samples, the elimination of genomic DNA (gDNA) from your RNA preps is crucial to obtain reliable results in gene expression analysis, especially if you want to determine the gene expression pattern in a specific cell or under specific conditions. Possible consequences of… Read article →


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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 →