A Sketch For Success
A new rapid DNA re-identification technique can make cell line authentication and other processes faster, easier and cheaper.
Joanna Cummings |
You’ve just published a paper in a highly ranked cancer research journal. It’s a project that has taken years of your life and hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding. It has been challenging, exhausting, and exciting – and it’s just the first step on the road to a much broader answer; maybe even a cure.
But there’s a problem. Another laboratory, attempting to reproduce your results, hasn’t been able to. Why? Extensive testing points the finger at the cell line you used in your experiments – a cell line you use in almost all of your work. Suddenly, you’re faced with questions: Is that cell line really what you think it is, genetically? Can you trust it? And if not, are your results still meaningful?
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