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Addgene Newsletter, March 2012
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Happy 2012! 
The new year is in full swing and thanks to labs around the world, we've added lots of new plasmids to the collection over the past few months. Check out some of the highlights in our Hot Plasmids section. Also, our most commonly asked lentiviral questions are answered in this month's featured technique. Finally, we are excited to be heading to Chicago for AACR next week-  hope to see you there!


~The Addgene Team

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Interview with Lentiviral Expert 
Dr. Maciej Wiznerowicz
Maciej Wiznerowicz

Dr. Maciej Wiznerowicz is currently a Professor at The Greater Poland Cancer Center and is Chair of Medical Biotechnology at Poznan University School of Medical Sciences. Maciej cloned some of Addgene's most popular lentiviral plasmids. Hear his thoughts on lentiviral technologies and how they've helped different areas of biomedical research.  

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Hot Papers and Plasmids      

Rinehart Kit  


        • O-Phosphoserine Engineering 
        • DECIPHER: Genome Wide Knockdown
        • Brain-Specific MiniPromoters
        • Cyclin Reporters 

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Answers to Your Top 10 Lentiviral Questions

 Lentiviral Plasmid

        • What is a lentivirus? How is it different than a retrovirus?
        • What is the difference between a 2nd and 3rd generation lentivector?
        • What dictates lentiviral host cell range (tropism)?
        • Will I get a larger titer with a 2nd or 3rd generation packaging system? 

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Call For Deposits Pre-Publication!


Are you preparing to submit a paper with unique plasmids?  

Did you know that Addgene accepts plasmids pre-publication?


We'll hold your plasmids offline until your paper is in press and you give us approval to make them available. 


Submitting plasmids before publication will also:

    • Save you time and keep you organized
    • Simplify your Materials & Methods section
    • Support Addgene! 

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Join the Addgene Family of Advisers and Supporters 

Addgene is currently growing its Board of Directors and its Advisory
Board.  Would you be interested in improving collaboration in the research
community and supporting the non-profit plasmid sharing model?
Craig Alexander!  
We are excited to announce that Craig Alexander, Vice President and General Counsel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has joined the Addgene Advisory Board

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Name Our Mascot!  
Have an idea for a name for the new Addgene mascot?
Enter your suggestion here and you'll be entered into a drawing for an Addgene T-shirt.

Besides the notoreity of winning, the individual with the chosen Addgene mascot name will also receive 50 free plasmids for his/her lab!

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Visit us at Booth #4503 @AACR in Chicago!   

We're offering a discount for one FREE PLASMID* to all those that stop by our exhibit at this year's AACR meeting.  Stop by to pick up your promotion code, learn about our new plasmids, and meet some of the Addgene Team.


 *Excludes shipping fees.