Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Computer-Based Determination of Haplotype

Humans are diploid organisms whose (non-sex) cells contain two copies of each chromosome – one from each parent. Each of these two copies may be distinguished by genetic variations such as insertion...
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Tom Anantharaman, Bud Mishra, Will Casey | P05170US

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Device Uses Air Gap for Easier Fraction Isolation

Isolating analytes from complex biological samples is one of the most crucial steps in many areas of biological research and clinical diagnostics. Paramagnetic particles (PMPs) or beads are important ...
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David Beebe, Scott Berry | P130107US01

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Assembly of Full-Length Genes from DNA Arrays

The ability to chemically synthesize single-stranded oligonucleotides has had a profound impact on research and medicine. Yet existing strategies have their limitations. One critical limitation is the...
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Lloyd Smith, Cheng-Hsien Wu | P120014US02

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Cleaving Double-Stranded DNA at User-Chosen Sites

Restriction enzymes are used widely to cleave double-stranded DNA. However, a given restriction enzyme can only cleave a DNA molecule at the specific nucleotide sequence that corresponds to the recogn...
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Michael Cox, Marielle Eichhorn-Gruenig, James Keck | P100286US02

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Markerless Gene Replacement Plasmids for E. coli

Microbial genome sequencing projects uncover large numbers of new genes. Functional analyses of these genes require targeted modifications of particular DNA sequences in their chromosomal locations us...
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Frederick Blattner, Gyorgy Posfai, Vitaliy Kolisnychenko, Zsuzsa Bereczki | P01153US

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Tn5 Transposase Showing Enhanced Activity

The low mobility of bacterial transposons, such as Tn5, makes it difficult for researchers to detail the molecular transposition process and to exploit transposition for uses such as the development o...
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William Reznikoff, Mindy Steiniger-White, Jeremy Metzler | P02358US

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Promoter-Trap Plasmid for Identifying Promoters

Promoters are genetic regulatory elements that drive gene expression in cells under certain conditions. One way to identify promoters is to use a promoter-trap vector, which is a plasmid containing a ...
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Jo Handelsman, Anne Katherine Dunn | P03159US

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Mutated Tn5 Transposase Proteins and Their Uses

The low mobility of bacterial transposons, such as Tn5, makes it difficult for researchers to detail the molecular transposition process and to exploit transposition for uses such as the development o...
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William Reznikoff, Richard Gradman | P03381US

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Protein Inhibitor of Ran Activity

Proteins and nucleic acids are actively transported in and out of the nucleus through nuclear pores. A small protein called Ran is the gatekeeper for large, complex pore structures.
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Ann Palmenberg, Frederick Porter, Christiane Wiese, Yury Bochkov | P06152US

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Assessing the Mutability of a DNA Sequence

DNA mutation is associated with many diseases, including cancer. Mutation also is the primary strategy used by disease-causing bacteria and viruses to develop resistance to treatments. As a result, th...
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Yuyuan Guo | P06119US

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