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Free workshop on NGS in plant research

18th Sep 2012

GARNet and The Genetics Society are hosting a free workshop on the many and varied applications of next generation sequencing (NGS) at the University of Liverpool on 26 November.  The aim of the workshop is to inform the Arabidopsis and wider plant community of the extensive and varied uses...

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Blog post: New DNA extraction method highlighted on the blog

13th Sep 2012

A new, reliable, cheap high-throughput DNA extraction technique is highlighted on the blog. The method costs just £13 for over 180 extractions, and results in consistently good quality DNA from leaves and seeds of a number of plant species.  Highlighted article: Zhanguo Xin and Junping Chen...

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Women in Science blog posts

6th Sep 2012

There are two posts on Women in Science up on the GARNet blog. The first is a list of resources and funding bodies who support women in science or are supportive of the needs of scientists with family commitments, and the second is an article containing the thoughts of several women working in...

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New method for multi-plex PCR highlighted on the GARNet blog

30th Aug 2012

A new method for efficient multi-plex PCR has been highlighted on the GARNet blog, Weeding the Gems. The method is published in Plant Methods and is a fast, easy and reliable way to analyse seed purity, species identification and polymorphism assays.  The post is...

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Resources for viewing and sharing data

23rd Aug 2012

The GARNet collection of important resources for viewing and sharing data has been updated to reflect comments from the community. It includes key data repositories, information about data standards, and journal requirements for publication of various datasets including genomic, transcriptomic and...

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MAGIC lines

23rd Aug 2012

GARNet are conducting a survey into the use of MAGIC Arabidopsis lines. It is four very short questions, and we would appreciate your responses by the end of August.  The survey can be found here:

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