Technology Topics

Nasonia

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Scientists in the Ferree and Akbari laboratories developed a CRISPR/Cas9 protocol for germline editing in Nasonia vitripennis, adding an essential tool for the study of this important insect.  They report their results in bioArxiv (Li et. al 2017). With its […]

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Cell ablation in which specific cells are killed on demand has been a useful tool for biologists trying to understand cell function.  Makhijani et al (2017) in a recent paper in Cell Chemical Biology describe their development of an optogenetic […]

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Earlier claims this year by Gao et al. (2016) that a new gene editing system unrelated to Cas9 and based on a DNA-guided Argonaute protein from the haloalkaliphilic archaebacterium Natronobacterium gregoryi, NgAgo, appear now to be unrepeatable despite a sizable […]

Network Announcements

i5k

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i5k is hosting a new webinar series with presentations by representatives from genomic technology companies, databases and research groups.   Webinars will be 1 hour long, but presentations will be kept short enough to allow plenty of time for participants […]

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Public-Private Partnerships for Development of Next-Generation Pest Management Methods Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM Convention Center – Room W314A The Center for Arthropod Management Technologies: Industry perspective Developing novel cell lines from selected pests Mechanisms of […]

Positions Available

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standard PhD position: urbanisation in vector populations

A fully funded PhD position is available at The Pirbright institute to study ‘Mosquitoes in the “Endless City”: understanding how urbanisation will influence vector populations’. Briefly, we live in an increasingly urban society, with over half the world’s human population […]

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Research Opportunities in Genetic Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). A number of research opportunities are available immediately for PhD or equivalent scientists to contribute to the development of novel genetic technologies for control of […]

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Research Opportunities in Genetic Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). A number of research opportunities are available immediately for PhD or equivalent scientists to contribute to the development of novel genetic technologies for control of […]

Knowledgebase

FlyFacility, Cambridge University.  A insect genetic technologies service provider and resource

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Insect Genetic Technologies Service Provider – Drosophila – Non-commercial Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK – http://www.flyfacility.gen.cam.ac.uk Our Drosophila microinjection service is available to fly researchers throughout the European Union. We can inject flies (including non-melanogaster Drosophila species) for P-element/piggyback […]

Service Providers

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Insect Genetic Technology Service Providers If you would like to add to this list use the “Make a Submission” button and select “Knowledgebase” For insects other than Drosophila melanogaster Non-Commercial The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Insect Transformation Facility, University […]

CRISPRWebResources

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Web Resources for design and planning of CRISPR/Cas9 studies from Bassett and Liu (2014) CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome Editing in Drosophila. J. Genetics and Genomics 41, 7-19 doi.10.1016/j.gg.2013.12.004 Name Link Brief description Reference Drosophila CRISPR web resources OxfCRISPR (Liu Lab) http://www.oxfcrispr.org/ […]

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Comparison of CRISPR genome engineering studies in Drosophila from Bassett and Liu (2014) CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome Editing in Drosophila. J. Genetics and Genomics 41, 7-19 doi.10.1016/j.gg.2013.12.004 Reference Gratz et al., 2013 Bassett et al., 2013 Yu et al., 2013 Kondo and Ueda, 2013 […]