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New Zika Test on the Horizon?

According to a recent press release, Rheonix is pursuing a rapid Zika Virus diagnostic test. Lablogatory recently discussed this test with the senior vice president for scientific and clinical affairs at Rheonix. 166 more words

Molecular Biology

Once is Enough, Twice is Too Much

DNA experiments for research can mean a lot of work especially because of the precision and extra care it requires when dealing with the genetic material as your sample. 414 more words

Dna

Ocean acidification weakens the immune response of blood clam through hampering the NF-kappa β and toll-like receptor pathways

The impact of pCO2 driven ocean acidification on marine bivalve immunity remains poorly understood. To date, this impact has only been investigated in a few bivalve species and the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. 194 more words

Science

Pinctada margaritifera responses to temperature and pH: Acclimation capabilities and physiological limits

The pearl culture is one of the most lucrative aquacultures worldwide. In many South Pacific areas, it depends on the exploitation of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera and relies entirely on the environmental conditions encountered in the lagoon. 267 more words

Science

The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean

 (7/10) After loving The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean, I felt it necessary to read his second book The Violinist’s Thumb. I’ll say I wasn’t nearly as impressed with this book as his first. 135 more words

Nonfiction

Is that mutation significant?

Face it, our genomes are a real mess. A study of just the parts of the genome coding for amino acids (2% at most) in about 2,500 people found an average of 205 variants which change the amino acid coded for IN EACH PERSON. 323 more words

Molecular Biology