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Technology Transfer Newsletter, Summer 2016

Learn more about genome engineering & Addgene


After some unseasonably cold days scattered throughout the early summer months, the heat and humidity is finally upon us. Why not stay cool inside by learning more about popular genome engineering techniques (including CRISPR) and some more about what we do here at Addgene?  
We hope you're off to a great summer and we look forward to working with you again soon!
 ~The Addgene Team
Genome Engineering for Non-Scientists

You've  likely read about it in the news or seen the words float across your desk: "CRISPR." The word seems to be popping up everywhere these days. From scientific journals to mainstream media outlets, everyone is abuzz with this hot new genome engineering technique and its potential applications.

Nevertheless, while CRISPR is frequently introduced in mainstream media as a more efficient tool over past offerings, very few explanations are given. This article hopes to introduce and explain three popular genome engineering techniques and their respective advantages to non-scientists by using a "constructive" analogy.

Addgene by the Numbers
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Data is a powerful tool that we use constantly at Addgene. This article gives some insight into the kind of data that we look at, not only for practical purposes but fun purposes too!

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Find us at SRA!

For the first time, the Addgene Tech Transfer Team will be headed to the Annual Meeting for the Society of Research Admins. International. Please let us know if you will be in attendance. We would love to connect with you and learn more about what we can do to help your office!

New to Addgene?

Are you or a colleague new to the office? Have you been tasked with handling incoming and/or outgoing MTAs? Need a hand explaining what Addgene is and does? Well, we're more than happy to help!

We have several handouts and other resources that we can provide to help you or your colleagues in training or transitioning Addgene MTAs and deposit agreements. Of course, we are more than happy to schedule a call as well. If you need assistance, please let us know at: