Experience the New Plasmid Viewer

Enhance Your Website with the Plasmid Viewer Add-On The emergence of synthetic biology, and the ability to search for and research specific DNA sequences online, is very important for the advancement of the field of genetic engineering. However, with the current structure of most websites, it can be a headache just reading and trying to…

Virtual Gel Electrophoresis

Run a Virtual Gel Simulation on Genome Compiler Gel electrophoresis is an analysis method implemented in all disciplines of life sciences. The results of gel electrophoresis indicate the relative sizes of fragments, which is useful for restriction mapping and analyzing PCR fragments. The standard method, explained by Olwen Reina in this bitesizebio article, uses an…

Cloud Based Storage and Sharing

Access Your Work Anywhere with Genome Compiler Cloud As more online DNA design tools become available, it should be easier to access your work and collaborate with colleagues. Unfortunately, most molecular biology softwares require you to work from one specific computer for which you have purchased an expensive license. This greatly limits the capability to…

RBS Calculator: An Overview

The RBS Calculator on Genome Compiler Formerly a laborious task, the process of DNA design has grown increasingly easier for molecular biologists. Now, with online design software, it requires considerably less time to complete the design and synthesis. Genome Compiler is further simplifying the process by embedding useful tools like the RBS Calculator in its…

RBS Library Calculator

The RBS Library Calculator The RBS Calculator is an excellent tool for controlling translation initiation rate and protein production levels. When constructing single and multi protein genetic systems, it is also important that the system contain optimal enzyme expression levels for maximum pathway productivity. Rather than conducting time consuming experiments to characterize the pathway variants, researchers…

RBS Calculator

The RBS Calculator on Genome Compiler Among the many technologic developments improving the efficiency of biological processes is the RBS Calculator, a tool that predicts translation initiation rate and protein expression in bacteria. Developed by Howard Salis, the RBS calculator has the ability to predict the translation initiation rate for each start codon in an…

Databases for Molecular Biologists

With the myriad information in today’s digital world, it can be difficult to know where to look for what you really need. Databases are “Google” for scientists, holding thousands of data for endless uses. Here, we have consolidated different scientific databases and repositories to simplify your search, so you can spend more time pioneering science.…

Online Tools for Molecular Biologists

Doing research in biology can be painstakingly slow, making it difficult to stay focused on the ultimate, most rewarding end goal: successful results. Oftentimes researchers are so engrossed in their projects that they forget the myriad resources available to them to help them be more efficient scientists. Ranging from visual aids to tools that predict things for…

New ChIP-seq Method Simplifies Genome Mapping

Researchers discover a simpler, more efficient strategy for creating high-resolution protein binding maps. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), a common technique for generating such maps has various limitations that prevent scientists from collecting accurate data in their experiments. ChIP proves challenging on a large scale where model organisms are necessary. Small organisms also generate issues because genes…

CRISPR-Cas9 and Optogenetics Converge

Japanese researchers led by University of Tokyo chemist Moritoshi Sato have refined the CRISPR-Cas9 method by developing a light-activated Cas9 nuclease, a technological advancement that significantly improves scientists’ ability to hone in on target genes for research. Converging these two methods brings specificity on a new level, making for increased spatial and temporal control over…

The Future of Agriculture

Have you ever spent hours in the grocery store looking for blueberries, only to be told that they are out of season and not available at the store? Yeah me neither, blueberries aren’t that special. But fruits and veggies might always be “in season” thanks to Mirai, an indoor farm in Japan that can produce…

Cloning Like a Wizard with Genome Compiler

Construct your vector by restriction ligation or Gibson Assembly in just 4 easy steps! We've heard your requests, and have created a cloning wizard to put a little magic in your design! Benefits Error free - save time by eliminating errors from your design Auto generate your cloned product - smart filtering of compatible restriction sites Easily see and verify your…

Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss

Have you been listening to too much Lady Gaga recently? Music aficionados have always known that listening to too much Gaga can lead to head bobbing, constant toe tapping and the shakes but now recent studies have shown you might also need to worry about hearing loss. Mark Fishman, the head of Novartis Institutes for…

Escaping Regulation: Gene Editing in Bio-Agriculture Companies

Bio-agriculture companies are using technical loopholes to avoid regulations by utilizing new methods for gene editing. Since 1986, the Agriculture Department (AD), Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration share the oversight of crops. Usually GMOs fall under the jurisdiction of the AD, which is responsible for protecting American crops from plant pests.…

Cellectis Plant Sciences and the Two Blades Allow for Precise Genome Editing in plants by Nucleases

Cellectis plant sciences and the Two Blades Foundations (2Blades), two organizations with a common mission of developing techniques to improve the quality of crops, have announced a cross-license agreement of their TAL nuclease technologies. TALEN Technology™ (Cellectis plant sciences) and TAL code technology (2Blades) allow for precise genome editing in plants by utilizing nucleases. Nucleases…

Bio-Incubator for Synthetic Biology Companies Launched at Indian Insititute of Technology-Madras

Synthetic biology is ready to start flapping its wings in southern India. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) located in Chennai has launched a bio-incubator assisted with 120 Million USD of funding from the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a body of the central government. In an effort to promote entrepreneurship in India, the central government has…