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Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse brain

STICR lentiviral library preparation and validation We synthesized a high-complexity lentivirus barcode library that encodes approximately 60–70 million distinct oligonucleotide RNA sequences (STICR barcodes). STICR barcodes comprised three distinct oligonucleotide fragments cloned sequentially into a multicloning site within the 3′ UTR of an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) transgene under…

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Disabling de novo DNA methylation in embryonic stem cells allows an illegitimate fate trajectory

The mammalian genome is characterized by widespread methylation of cytosine residues. After fertilization, however, both maternal and paternal genomes undergo extensive demethylation, reaching a low point in the blastocyst (1⇓⇓–4). The embryo genome is then remethylated by the activity of de novo DNA methylation enzymes (5). Mouse embryonic stem (ES)…

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Emergence and expansion of highly infectious spike protein D614G mutant SARS-CoV-2 in central India

COVID-19 laboratory screening Nasopharyngeal/Nasal/Oropharyngeal swabs in viral transport medium (VTM) received from acute phase patients with defined symptoms, asymptomatic cases with contact history with positive patients/ travel history were processed for laboratory confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 at Defence Research and Development Establishment, (DRDE) Gwalior, M.P., India. These samples were referred for…

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PacBio sequencing output increased through uniform and directional fivefold concatenation

Strategy and design of the method We sought to develop a simple method to increase the sequencing capability of PacBio CCS to sequence several diverse DNA libraries ~ 870 bp in length that encoded protein variants originating from a directed evolution campaign. To achieve an increase in the throughput of a PacBio sequencing…

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Multiform antimicrobial resistance from a metabolic mutation

Abstract A critical challenge for microbiology and medicine is how to cure infections by bacteria that survive antibiotic treatment by persistence or tolerance. Seeking mechanisms behind such high survival, we developed a forward-genetic method for efficient isolation of high-survival mutants in any culturable bacterial species. We found that perturbation of…

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