We are shaking off this northeast winter and heading out to San Diego for the 25th annual International Plant and Animal Genome meeting! This event is always a great way to kick off the year, surrounded by cutting-edge science and cool technologies.
The Sage team will be in booth #422, so if you venture to the exhibit hall, we hope you stop by to say hello. We’ll have our SageHLS instrument available for a sneak peek — it’s not officially launched yet, but we’ll be happy to tell you about its performance for isolating and purifying high molecular weight DNA.
At PAG, we’re looking forward to seeing studies involving two of the most popular applications of our DNA size selection technology: RAD-seq and high-pass sizing. The original double-digest RAD-seq protocol was based on our Pippin Prep instrument, and new iterations of the method have continued to rely on Sage platforms for highly accurate, high-yield DNA size selection. Since ddRAD-seq and related methods allow for massively parallel genotyping of organisms without a reference genome, it has been widely adopted within the plant and animal research community.
High-pass sizing, which allows scientists to keep all fragments larger than a chosen cutoff, has been particularly helpful for PacBio and Oxford Nanopore users looking to extend the average read lengths they can generate with their sequencers. By removing the smaller fragments ahead of time, these sequencers can focus their attention on only the fragments most likely to produce ultra-long reads.
If you’ll be at the Town & Country, we hope to see you there!