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28 Feb, 2013Winning Over Rare Disease


The Rare Disease Science Challenge: Be HEARD is entering its next phase. After 77 applicants covering 67 rare diseases, we have decided on…

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05 Feb, 2013Crowdsourcing Chemistry


In the field of synthetic chemistry, the “elephant in the room” is that chemists spend most of their time just trying to reproduce…

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30 Jan, 2013Open Science Coming to San Diego


Carlsbad, CA is soon to be home to San Diego’s own community laboratory space. Much along the lines of Genspace in NYC and…

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19 Dec, 2012Using Genetic Engineering to Create a Chair


In our effort to promote research, Assay Depot sponsored the NYU Gallatin IGEM team. As we’ve seen before, the IGEM competition generates very…

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12 Dec, 2012Tri-State Open Science Challenge Awards $16K to Four Citizen Scientists


We’ve just wrapped up the Tri-State Open Science Challenge, the second that we’ve held. We are proud to announce four winners awarding $16,000 worth of research money. We are excited to see where the projects go and hope that the research funding goes a long way towards helping them with their projects. Along with the prize money, winners also earned a 1-year subscription to Genspace, our community laboratory partner for this competition. Science not only needs money, but the input of others, so this will be a great value to the winners. We’d also like to thank the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for donating one of the $5000 prizes, a great example of the government supporting citizen research.

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