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CRISPR® Technology Elucidated

CRISPR (/ˈkrɪspər/) (which is an acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is a family of DNA sequences found in the genomes of prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria and archaea. These sequences are derived from DNA fragments of bacteriophages…

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UHPLC and Core-shell columns arrive to improve HPLC

Chromatographic resolution gains have been made with smaller columns as well as reducing solvent volumes and run times. UHPLC columns (with sub 2 µm particles) are adopted when commercial equipment becomes available to support the higher pressures. By 2007, core–shell…

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Asian Soybean Rust first reported in the Continental US

Soybean rust is caused by two types of fungi, Phakopsora pachyrhizi and Phakopsora meibomiae. It affects several important commercial plants, however, most notable for soybeans, affecting yields up to 80%. P. pachyrhizi is thought to have been carried by wind…

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Human genome sequenced

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history. Rather than an outward exploration of the planet or the cosmos, the HGP was an inward voyage of discovery led by an international team of…

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