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SameDay™ Oligos

Need oligos fast? SameDay™ Oligo orders placed online by 3:00 pm ET in the United States can be shipped priority for delivery by 10:30 am the next business day. Expedited shipping from our European and Singapore manufacturing facilities as well.

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Don’t lose expiring grant funds

OligoCard® payment cards let you use current grant money towards future purchases. Order the oligos you want to order, when you want to order them, and don't lose expiring grant money!

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“I Shall Call Him Mini-Me‡”

Anthropomorphic chemical structures designed to engage students in chemistry studies.

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Supporting Scientific Research

2013 recipient of the Integrated DNA Technologies Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, and a summary of the research he is doing at a Neolithic archaeological site in Turkey.

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Sometimes Moore is Less!

High Throughput NGS has drastically reduced the cost of obtaining sequence data, not to mention the time.

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RxnReady Oligos—premixed oligos for PCR and more

Have 2 standard desalted DNA oligonucleotides premixed in a single tube according to your specifications. This can be useful when performing PCR, fluorescent dye RT-PCR, or when generating sets of insertions or deletions through site-directed mutagenesis.

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Happy 40th Birthday, Recombinant DNA Technology!

History of world’s first recombinant organism – E coli expressing rRNA from X laevis

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The HeLa Genome—The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks to Biomedical Research

HeLa cells are used in research laboratories throughout the world, including at IDT, and have greatly impacted scientific findings since they were first developed. A bestselling book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, by Rebecca Skloot, describes the history and policy issues surrounding the creation and use of the HeLa cell line.

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Your DNA as Personalized Art

Learn how molecular biologist at DNA11 introduce the idea of DNA as art. The scientists turn DNA fingerprint images into colorful art pieces printed on canvas for display.

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Scale and yield—are they the same?

Review the distinction between the amount of starting material vs the amount of final product recovered.

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Find an Interesting Reagent? Save it Now!

Save items you might want to purchase using the WishList feature.

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DeoxyInosine: Don’t call me a universal base!

According to Nobel Laureate Michael Smith, deoxyinosine is not a universal base. Read why.

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Your Signature in the Dirt You Tread

Species populations determined by analyzing dirt of a location.

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High Quality, Common Primers Ready for Shipping

ReadyMade Primers for use as controls or for priming cDNA synthesis available for next-day delivery.

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25 Years of IDT History

As IDT celebrates its 25th anniversary, we provide a timeline of major events.

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Why are oligos synthesized 3′−5′?

The cell may synthesize DNA from 5′−3′, but synthetic oligos are made much more efficiently in the 3′−5′ direction. Learn why in a brief history on in vitro synthesis of oligos.

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Nobel Prize Awards—How Would You Spend Yours?

Kerry Mullis' other claim to fame?

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ReadyMade negative controls for gene silencing (RNAi) experiments

Obtain universal negative controls for DsiRNA transfections. These controls are premade, inexpensive, and ready to ship.

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Paths to Permanent U.S. Residence for Scientists

Description of the 5 options for non-US researchers to obtain permanent residence in the US.

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The Story of Taq and Thomas Brock’s Thermophiles

Do you know the origin of Taq polymerase? Find out in this quick review.

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What’s in Your Water?

Bottled water from IDT helps ensure successful experiments so that you can move forward with your research.

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