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Shining a light on the genomics of solar panels contamination

399 views | 2 years ago

Learn how scientists around the world are using next-generation sequencing to identify microbial species living on solar panels. Learn more here. Products: Illumina Nextera DNA Library Preparation Kit...

The origin of fishfingers: CRISPR/Cas9 in the study of evolutionary and developmental biology

475 views | 2 years ago

CRISPR-Cas9 is a powerful study in the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. Recent studies on fish, butterflies, and crustaceans are great examples on how this technique can be used to...

Of Humans and Microbes: a Long Lasting Relationship

31 views | 2 years ago

For many years, we have been repeating that for each human cell in a person there are at least 10 bacterial cells. Although this is an over-estimation, recent evidence shows that hominids and certain...

Modern Sherlock Holmes: Tracking Dust to its Geographical Origin | Illumina SciMon Video

123 views | 3 years ago

Learn how DNA sequencing is improving the traditional field of palynology by accurately identifying the geographic origin of dust samples. Learn more at: http://www.illumina.com/applications/sequencing/dna_sequencing.html...

A New Look at an Ancient Plague | Illumina SciMon Video

308 views | 3 years ago

The etiological agent of the disease, Yersinia pestis, is an ancient and dangerous threat to our species. It has been with us since the Bronze Age and has repeatedly infected mankind in the course of...

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing and de novo Cell Type Discovery | Illumina Video

502 views | 3 years ago

Characterization of cells, cell types, and development, is a challenging problem. Traditionally, pathologists apply methods that rely on the a priori knowledge about morphological characteristics of...

Tiny Microbes: Reaching the Lowest Limits of Life | Illumina SciMon Video

239 views | 3 years ago

Sequencing helps identify ultra small bacteria found in groundwater and new viruses found in untreated sewage. The size of these tiny microbes are smaller than the pores of standard purification filters....

Cancer Immunotherapy and the Role of the Microbiome | Illumina SciMon Video

589 views | 3 years ago

In the story of our long-lasting battle against cancer, encouraging results are coming from applications where our own immune system is triggered to identify and destroy cancer cells. However, these...