| Happy Holidays from Addgene!
Along with the holidays, December brings winter's chill to us in Cambridge, MA. If it's cold where you are, hopefully we can warm you up with our newest Hot Plasmids, our Nobel Prize winning despositors, and new stem cell reference page. So grab a hot cocoa and start reading.
~The Addgene Team
Hot Papers and Plasmids: Bright Lights
- Enhanced FRET pairing with Clover-mRuby2
- New superpositive split GFP - spGFP
- TALEN destination vectors
Reference Guide: Plasmids for Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research offers the potential for many exciting new medical therapeutic techniques. Moreover, the importance of stem cell work was highlighted in this year's 2012 Nobel Prize awards.
In order to aid scientists interested in developing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, Addgene has curated a Stem Cell Plasmid Reference Guide. The guide features plasmids available at Addgene and organizes them based on delivery method, species, and vector.
>View the Guide
Addgene Depositors: 2012 Nobel Prize Winners
Congratulations to the newest Nobel laureates! Addgene is particularly excited to see 3 depositors honored:
- Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- John Gurdon & Shinya Yamanaka
- For their innovative work reprogramming mature cells into pluripotent stem cells
- Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Robert Lefkowitz & Brian Kobilka
- For their discovery and characterization of the family of G protein-coupled receptors