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Addgene Newsletter, June 2022


Hey there,

ChonettiaJonesWe are so excited to welcome our new executive director, Chonnettia Jones! Chonnettia comes to us with a PhD in Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental biology from Emory University, with more than two decades of experience working internationally in science and research strategy. Fun fact: Chonnettia began her college education double majoring in music and science and trained as a classical clarinet player. Welcome, Chonnettia!

In the rest of this newsletter, you'll find: 
  • How to watch the recent AAV webinar 
  • Our TikTok debut
  • Hot plasmids
  • New series on the Addgene blog
Navigating an Expanded AAV Landscape

Did you miss our recent AAV webinar, “Navigating an Expanding Landscape for Engineered Systemic AAVs,” with Tim Miles, director of the CalTech CLOVER Center, or attend and submit a question that didn’t get answered live? You can watch the webinar here and read answers to questions that didn't get answered live on our blog! 

@Addgene is on TikTok

We’re hip! We’re with it! We’re on TikTok! Follow us for tips and tricks in the lab, plasmid Q&As, and a behind the scenes look at our workplace and culture.

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New Hot Plasmids 🔥

Every few months we highlight a subset of the new plasmids and viral preps in the repository through our hot plasmids articles. Here's what you'll find in the latest Hot Plasmids:

  • BLITZ, improving flexibility for in vivo proximity labeling 
  • M-CREATE for increased neuronal expression

  • dCas9-SSAP with reduced error rate

  •  Visual barcodes for live cell clonal multiplexing

New Series on the Addgene Blog

We have two new blog series starting this summer!

  • First, our Summer SciComm series is focused on all things science communication. You can read the first post here
  • Second, keep an eye out for our upcoming Deep Dives series, where we, as the kids say, “nerd out” on how to perfect some of our favorite applications.   

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