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Mar 28, 2014

Repurposing the PacBio Sequencer

A review of literature where the authors customize a DNA sequencer to use as an instrument for single-molecule fluorescence detection.

Repurposing the PacBio Sequencer

The PacBio RS II operates on the principle of zero-mode waveguide (ZMW) detection.

  • The team from Pacific Biosciences* presents a modified version of their RS II sequencer, which allows the execution of single-molecule fluorescence detection experiments to ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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