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standard Tool for Making Synthetic Chromosomes

In a recent publication in PNAS entitled “Circular permutation of a synthetic eukaryotic chromosome with the telomerator”, Drs. Leslie A. Mitchell and Jef D. Boeke detail the construction of a new genetic tool, the ‘Telomerator’ and its  application  in the [...]

Cas9 + sgRNA

standard CRISPR-Cas9 Through Eyes of Two Leaders in the Field

In a comprehensive and definitive review published in Science, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, two scientist who made seminal discoveries leading to the current boom in genome engineering, walk us through the (brief) history, scientific applications, and future promise of [...]

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standard Towards a Medea Drive System in Anopheles Mosquitoes

Germ-line specific promoters are useful to insect biologists and Biedler and colleagues (2015) in a just-published paper in G3-Genes|Genomes|Genetics report their efforts to identify, isolate and test maternal germline-specific genes and promoters in the Asian malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi. “We [...]

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IGTRCN Trainees 2014

standard IGTRCN Trainees – Fall 2014!

The IGTRCN is working to diffuse knowledge and technology from those who ‘know’ and ‘have’ to those who do not but need to. The Peer-to-Peer Training Fellowships are intended to facilitate the process by providing modest resources to encourage interactions. [...]


standard FlyBase Helps Launch IGTRCN

FlyBase is “A Database of Drosophila Genes & Genomes” sent email notifications of the IGTRCN’s launch to its subscribers.  The success of the IGTRCN will depend very much on tapping into the technologies and technological knowledge within the fly community. [...]

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standard IGTRCN in Entomology Today

Entomology Today is blog feature of the Entomological Society of America that features current and interesting news relevant to the insect science community. The ESA was helpful in launching marking the IGTRCN ‘going public’. ESA’s cooperation and support are [...]

Positions Available


standard Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Molecular, proteomic and functional analysis of Ae. aegypti seminal fluid proteins. These efforts include cloning, transient knockdown of genes of interest and functional studies. In addition to carrying out research central to this NIH project, and obtaining publishable [...]


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

standard Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, UK

Insect Genetic Technologies Service Provider – Drosophila – Non-commercial Fly Facility, University of Cambridge, 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

standard Insect Genetic Technologies Service Providers

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 [...]


standard CRISPR/Cas Web Resources

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/ Name Link Brief description Reference Drosophila CRISPR web resources OxfCRISPR (Liu Lab) [...]


standard CRISPR In Drosophila

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/ Reference Gratz et al., 2013 Bassett et al., 2013 Yu et al., 2013 Kondo and Ueda, 2013 [...]