Storing oligos: 7 things you should know

Customers often have questions about the stability of their oligos and how best to store them. Here, we provide some important considerations and supporting data, which were generated from an ongoing, multi-year, longitudinal stability study.

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Tips for working with gBlocks® Gene Fragments

Working with IDT custom, synthetic dsDNA fragments? Get these tips from our scientists on the best ways to resuspend, quantify, and calculate copy number of gBlocks® Gene Fragments.

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Considerations when adopting published sequences for your own qPCR assay

Published papers that use qPCR applications are a resource of vetted assay sequences. These can be co-opted and converted to more sensitive, double-quenched probes for use in your own experiments. Before ordering, though, go through this checklist to ensure that these sequences will work well in your assays, and consider up-to-date PrimeTime Predesigned qPCR Assays with guaranteed efficiencies of >90%.

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Genome editing tip: A CRISPR RNA annealing step can increase editing efficiency

Looking for ways to increase the genome editing activity in your CRISPR experiments? This quick test suggests that spending a little extra time to anneal CRISPR RNAs will provide improvement.

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Could your PCR be affected by contamination?

Learn how to prevent false amplification from DNA contamination, and how to address contamination when it does occur.

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