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Addgene Newsletter, November 2020


Hi there!

Trivia. Prizes. Fun facts. 🏆

Will you be joining us for Depositor Week?

We hope so! 

Mark your calendars for November 16-20, 2020 for #DepositorWeek on Twitter. We wanted to take a week to celebrate the scientists who make a big impact in open science. Depositors keep our collection up to date so we can offer the scientific community the latest and greatest plasmid tools! This year, Addgene depositors quickly stepped up to make COVID-19 reagents available to researchers globally very quickly. Thank you depositors! 💙

Depositor Week will be fun for everyone, whether you are a depositor or not. We will have Addgene trivia (with prizes!), polls, and shout outs, and we’ll be featuring the work of the Addgene community. Perhaps you’ll find plasmids and new tools that will speed your science along? We’ll also take a look back on some fascinating Addgene history that you might not have known about.

Make sure you follow Addgene on Twitter so you don’t miss Depositor Week!

- The Addgene Team

Hot plasmids

We’re constantly adding useful new plasmid tools and viral preps to the collection. A few of these new tools are highlighted in the latest Hot Plasmids article, including:

  • Tools for labeling excitatory and inhibitory synaptic proteins
  • Lentiviral preps of the Dolcetto human CRISPR inhibition pooled library
  • Cre-dependent, soma-targeting inhibitory channelrhodopsin as AAV5
  • Red-shifted calcium sensor jRGECO1a as AAV-PHPeb

See the hot plasmids!

New Plasmids 101 video!

Check out our newest videos on Addgene’s YouTube channel! This video about the origin of replication is the second video in our Plasmids 101 series. And by the way, you can see our mascot Blugene playing a fictional “Bacterial Ori Adventure” video game in this explainer video.Plasmids 101 The Origin of Replication


Holiday update

Get your plasmid and viral requests in now!

Addgene will be closed for winter break at the end of December. Keep an eye out on our website for more details.

Did someone say contest?
Addgenie dressed as crayons standing in a crayon box

Addgenies love some healthy competition. For example, here are members of the lab team in their Halloween costumes!

But, we have another competition coming up soon and you're invited! Stayed tuned for an announcement on the blog in early December.

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Winter Savings from Addgene

To save $20 off your next order, use the following discount code during the checkout process. Please be sure to enter this code in the *Promotion Number* field.

(Expires December 31, 2020)

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