Dec 09, 2019
Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found
Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings point the way for plant breeders to develop trees that are tolerant of the disease.
Nov 06, 2018
Partnership announced between Commonwealth Campuses and shared facilities
The Office of the Vice President for Research at Penn State has announced the launch of a new program to support increased usage of shared core facilities and services by faculty at the Commonwealth Campuses.
Apr 26, 2017
Ingesting soy protein may ease severity of inflammatory bowel disease
A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.
Jan 18, 2017
Genomics Core Facility acquires PacBio Sequel DNA Sequencer
The Penn State Genomics Core Facility at University Park has recently upgraded its capabilities with the acquisition of a PacBio Sequel DNA sequencer.
Sep 17, 2015
Oligo synthesis service discontinued
The Penn State Genomics Core no longer provides oligonucleotide synthesis as a service. However, IDT and Penn State have established an internet ordering portal for researchers at University Park that automatically discounts your orders and provides free shipping on all non-expedited orders.
May 22, 2014
Providing digital PCR in a core facility, demonstrating pathogen applications
Deb Grove, Director of Genetic Analysis at the Genomics Core Facility, discusses digital PCR and demonstrates pathogen-related applications.
May 12, 2014
Human heart beats using nearly billion-year-old molecular mechanism
Neurobiologist Tim Jegla and his Lab find in a living, ancient sea anemone species the same gene family and ion channel that regulate the slow wave contractions of the human heart.
Apr 14, 2014
Existence of new neuron repair pathway discovered
The Rolls Lab discovers a new neuron repair pathway that could one day help people suffering from nerve damage.
Jan 21, 2014
Announcing major equipment acquisitions at the Huck Institutes
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Provost, are pleased to announce several major equipment acquisitions that will further strengthen the research capabilities of their Core Facilities at University Park.
Dec 09, 2013
Digital PCR Now Available
The Genomics Core Facility has acquired the QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System.