Automatic Gel Simulation

Genome Compiler's new gel simulation feature allows you to visualize the digest results on a running gel and save it as an image. This picture can assist you to analyze the results by simply comparing it to the actual gel results. In order to simulate the gel, digest your project and press on 'Gel Simulation':…

Amyris & Genome Compiler Launch Testing Program for Pharma and Biotech Companies to Explore DNA Construction and Design Solutions

  EMERYVILLE and LOS ALTOS, Calif., (August 10, 2015) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, and Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology platform company, today announced the availability of an open testing program for pharma and biotech companies to explore DNA design and construction solutions. The two companies announced a collaboration agreement in…

Synberc Sequences Repository is Now Accessible on Genome Compiler

  Continuing the recent trend, Genome Compiler integrates the Synberc plasmids and parts repository to further enrich its' comprehensive database of sequences available for users. The integration of Synberc sequences repository will enhance the options available to Genome Compiler users, who now have access to hundreds of more biological parts to use in the design platform. Synberc aims to continue to lay the…

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…

Sigma-Aldrich's Now on Genome Compiler Software

  Genome Compiler propels forward, enhancing user experience by expanding their database versatility with addition of a new vector collection from Sigma-Aldrich. This collaboration will provide simpler processes for Genome Compiler users while also adding additional options for plasmid and vector usage. Genome Compiler solidifies its “all in one platform” stance to streamline user activity…

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…

Genome Compiler welcomes Addgene in Providing a Better Way to Share and Design Plasmids

Los Altos, CA and Cambridge, MA (April 2, 2015). Genome Compiler Corp., a Los Altos based synthetic biology software company entered into a collaborative agreement with Addgene, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing plasmids, located in Cambridge, MA. Genome Compiler will be integrating Addgene plasmid repository into its advanced design tools and marketplace platform, enabling…

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…

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.…

Dr. Jennifer Doudna Wins Breakthrough Prize for Her Work on CRISPR Cas9

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Doudna on receiving a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences! Dr. Doudna is one of Caribou Biosciences’ co-founders and a Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology professor and researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier received this award for their ground-breaking work on the CRISPR…

Cool Kickstarter Project: OPEN qPCR

Josh Perfetto and his team at Chai Biotechnologies are making the dreams of biohackers come true with their new Kickstarter project that will make qPCR technology available worldwide at less than 1/10th the industry price. Chai biotechnologies is a biotech start up based in Santa Clara, CA. with a mission of “making biological technologies more…