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Merging two FASTA files

There is an easy way to merge two FASTA files together. Open notepad and type this string: type %*>"newfile.fasta" Enter any name for the FASTA file between the quotes. Save the file as: Merge FASTA files.bat Copy the two files you want to merge into the same...

The honey sting

The honey sting

As a consumer it’s hard for me not to feel inundated with claims that our food is “all-natural” or “chemical-free” or that we should buy certain “superfoods” for their health benefits.  We read labels and trust that the product we are buying is what we are truly...

Full, partial and empty capsid ratios for AAV analysis: What’s the big deal?

Full, partial and empty capsid ratios for AAV analysis: What’s the big deal?

For many of you working to develop gene therapy drugs, you know that the time to market the drug is critical. Because gene therapeutics cure diseases by targeting specific genes, it is a constant race to see who develops the drug first. Unlike other classes of drugs where multiple medications can be used to treat a disease, whoever is first to develop a gene therapy drug wins.

A rising star in food allergen research: proteomics of shellfish allergen

A rising star in food allergen research: proteomics of shellfish allergen

It’s important to know what you’re eating, especially if you suffer from a food allergy.

About 220 million people worldwide live with a food allergy.1 These numbers, along with the complexity and severity of conditions, continue to rise. In America, there are about 32 million food allergy sufferers—5.6 million of those are children under the age of 18.2.2 That’s 1 out of every 13 children, or about 2 in every classroom. From a financial perspective, the cost of food allergy childcare for US families is up to $25 billion

Routine cannabis screening is here. Will your lab reap the benefits?

Routine cannabis screening is here. Will your lab reap the benefits?

Fast, accurate, and robust solution for routine commercial cannabis testing

As the world debates cannabis legalization for therapeutic applications and recreational use, the trends are shifting.  Medicinal use of cannabis is legal in an increasing number of countries worldwide, including 33 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalize the sale, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis in 2013. In the United States, Washington and Colorado were the first to fully legalize cannabis in 2012. By the end of 2019, 10 states have legalized recreational use for adults over the age of 21, with 64% of Americans favoring the move

Mysterious Vaping Detectives Part 2

Mysterious Vaping Detectives Part 2

In our last blog, I gave you some current highlights about the mysterious vaping illness that was making headlines (and still is). The condition now known as, e-cigarette or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands and killed 57...