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8 tips to follow when choosing a restriction enzyme for in vitro mRNA transcription for vaccine production

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2021 By Penny Fu Devoe, Associate Director, Portfolio Management, DNA Cloning.

mRNA vaccines have emerged as alternatives to conventional vaccine approaches because of the streamlined path from early discovery and development to a point-of-care therapeutic. In this post, read practical tips to consider when choosing a restriction enzyme for one of the crucial first steps of IVT vaccine development - linearizing the plasmid that contains the vaccine target sequence.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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Restriction enzymes for use in mRNA vaccine development

Bioinformatics alerts for viral variant impacts on molecular tests

Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB bioinformatics scientist Brad Langhorst, Ph.D., discusses the impact of emerging variants on existing SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests, the key factor in test failures, who benefits from using NEB's new, Primer Monitor tool, and lessons from the pandemic for infectious disease outbreaks.

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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5 Tips to Stand out on LinkedIn with a Great Scientist Profile

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 By Lydia Morrison, M.S.

Life science recruiters and hiring managers frequently use LinkedIn to find job candidates. We spoke to a LinkedIn expert to explore how to make your LinkedIn profile help you find the perfect job in science.   

Topic: Career advice

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5 Tips to Stand out on LinkedIn with a Great Scientist Profile

RT-qPCR strategies for molecular diagnostics, OEM and customized solutions

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 By Nicole Kelesoglu

NEB Scientist Greg Patton, Ph.D., discusses how the molecular diagnostics field improves assay accuracy, robustness, and accessibility, for COVID RT-qPCR testing - including molecular technical advantages, OEM and customized reagent considerations to put upfront, and a tool to monitor for viral variant effects.

Topic: Tips for the lab

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RT-qPCR strategies for molecular diagnostics and OEM

Supersizing Molecular Cloning by Rewriting the Rules for Golden Gate Assembly

Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 By Joanne Gibson, Ph.D.

Read about how NEB scientists have rewritten the rules for Golden Gate Assembly of large multi-fragment targets - using Data-optimized Assembly Design (DAD) and modified protocols they have assembled the entire T7 bacteriophage genome from 52 fragments

Topic: What is Trending in Science

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lac operon screen for Golden Gate Assembly
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