Collection: Genetic Research

While it is a popular theme in science fiction, such as the movie Jurassic Park and stories dealing with cloning, genes are a central research topic when considering life, such as species diversity, evolution, or the expression of abilities.

In the field of food, genetic modification and genome editing are used to improve the quality of agricultural, livestock, and fishery products. Social applications include blood relationship analysis and criminal investigations. Recently, there have been some surprising examples, such as a method to detect what kind of organisms were living in the vicinity based on the genes remaining in the water samples and epidemiological studies based on the genes contained in sewage.

Gene Preservation

Projects to preserve the genes of rare and endangered species are essential. To ensure that valuable samples are stored correctly, computerized sample data management is used. When data on which rack the samples were cryopreserved is stored, IC-tagged cryo tubes make it possible to register the addresses with a computer by reading the entire tube while it is standing on the tube rack.

We also have other unique products for DNA preservation, such as preservation plates that can dry-preserve DNA at room temperature. Even in the event of a deep freezer failure or power outage, you can rest assured that you have a backup for dry preservation. Also, you can send the product directly in an envelope without needing a cool bag.

Gene Amplification

The first step in genetic research is to increase the number of genes to be studied. To amplify DNA efficiently, the heating and cooling cycles must be applied to the sample following the settings of the PCR equipment. The wall thickness of the tubes and wells of Watson Bio Lab's PCR-related products are designed to be as thin as possible to increase heat conduction efficiency.

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