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standard Short vs. Long Hairpin RNAs for RNAi?

Bartoletti and colleagues recently published a paper in Genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development that reports short hairpin RNAs being more effective than long hairpins in causing loss-of-function phenotypes of pointed (Pnt)  in Drosophila melanogaster. RNA interference (RNAi) has been used […]

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Neuhaus and Caplan (2017) have published a letter to the editor of Nature Biotechnology in which they describe important lessons from two recent efforts to conduct field releases of genetically modified insects in the United States. Their bottom line is […]

standard Guidance Sought by Gene Drive Researchers

A letter to the editor of Nature Biotechnology authored by several individuals from some 20 organizations and including scientists, regulatory and policy experts make a case for the need to update existing research guidance documents related to research, development and […]

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Positions Available

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POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE    Two postdoctoral positions in studying interactions of Ixodes scapularis ticks with human Rickettsial pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum are available immediately in the Department of Biological Sciences, directed by Drs. Girish Neelakanta and Hameeda Sultana at Old Dominion University, […]

standard Graduate Research Assistantship – Mosquito Olfaction

A graduate assistantship for a MS or PhD candidate is available in the Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences Department at the University of Nevada Reno. The successful applicant will conduct mosquito odorant receptor research including bioinformatics analyses, receptor expression and […]

Knowledgebase

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]