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April 1, Vol. 31, No. 7

  • Feature Articles

    • GEN's 30th Anniversary: Ag Biotech
    • The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) reports that over 13 million farmers around the globe now work with agricultural biotechnology techniques Since first making their appearance on the world stage in the 1990s, agbiotech crops have been planted on more than ... more »
    • Gene-Expression Analysis Redefined
    • Richard A. Stein
    • One of the captivating debates in the field of genetics and genomics revolved, until recently, around the number of genes that make up human chromosomes Prior to the Human Genome Project, some predictions placed the number of genes at 100,000 ... more »
    • Serum Profiling Making Mark on Predictive Medici...
    • Vicki Glaser
    • Blood is a readily available and rich source of biomarkers that have the potential for use in diagnostics and companion diagnostics development, disease characterization and monitoring, and predictive drug response and toxicity analysis Serum profiling using a variety of techniques ... more »
    • Taking Cell Cultivation to Another Level
    • Angelo DePalma, Ph.D.
    • To borrow an expression from the world of competitive chess, “every Russian schoolboy knows” what factors affect biomanufacturing product yield and quality Start with a robust cell line, select for viability and expression level, then experiment around media, feed, and ... more »
    • Vaccine Development and Production
    • Diana Gitig, Ph.D.
    • Ever since 1774, when Benjamin Jesty vaccinated his wife with cowpox to protect her from smallpox, vaccines have been at the front lines of our battles against infectious diseases Now could be their heyday, with some accusations about vaccine safety ... more »
    • MF3 Fosters Micro/Nanofluidic Collaborations
    • Gisela Lin, Ph.D.
    • The term “micro total analysis system” (microTAS) was first introduced in 1990 when chip-level components were envisioned to carry out chemical analyses in miniaturized volumes (usually in the microliter–picoliter range) with high sensitivities and short reaction times (minutes versus hours ... more »