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SLAS Journals: New Names in the New Year
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The two internationally recognized scientific journals owned by SLAS begin 2017 with new names:

SLAS Discovery (Advancing Life Sciences R&D) Published previously (1996-2016) as the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS)

SLAS Technology (Translating Life Sciences Innovation) Published previously (1996-2016) as the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA)

2017 is the 22nd year of publication for both journals. Since they were founded in 1996, they have maintained relevant leadership positions by evolving in lock-step with the dynamic life sciences discovery and technology community. These name changes reflect this evolution and more accurately express today's SLAS and its unique position at the intersection of life sciences discovery and technology.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Flow Cytometry — The Go-To Technology for Single Cell Analysis
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"Flow cytometry is a technology that allows us to look at single cells, one cell at a time and look at many, many properties of those cells," says J. Paul Robinson, Ph.D., professor of cytomics at Purdue University and SLAS2017 Short Course instructor. "Also, you can analyze the different properties of cells, accumulate them into populations and look at the differences between mixed populations in very effective ways."

In this SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine article, Robinson talks about the history of flow cytometry, reasons for its tremendous growth and what SLAS2017 Short Course participants can expect from the two half-day courses.
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NEW Breakthrough Technologies to be Showcased at SLAS2017
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Keep your browser pointed to the SLAS2017 New Product Announcements page, where SLAS2017 exhibitors announce innovations they plan to unveil for the first time at SLAS2017, Feb. 4-8 in Washington, DC.

Added recently was SmartExtraction technology for nucleic acid extraction from Analytik Jena US, Sensory Network solution from Elemental Machines and the MultiTasker personal automated laboratory assistant from Sirius Automation.
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SLAS2017 Short Course Spotlight: Sample Management — Best Practices, Trends and Challenges
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With the shift in pharmaceutical modalities, biologics and cell and gene therapy are making an impact. While focusing on the traditional aspects of compound management (including how to maintain and measure quality of compounds), the course also covers the synergies and differences in managing biologics.

Experienced course instructors Susan Crimmin of GlaxoSmithKline and Katheryn Shea of Brooks BioStorage Technologies invite new and experienced sample management professionals in industry and academia to attend Sample Management: Best Practices, Trends and Challenges, one of 21 Short Courses to be held at SLAS2017.
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SLAS Announces Global Leadership Changes for 2017
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The SLAS Board of Directors, SLAS Americas Council and SLAS Europe Council welcome new members early in 2017. Congratulations to:

SLAS Board of Directors
Alan Fletcher, PerkinElmer (Hopkinton, MA)
Cathy Tralau-Stewart, University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Steve Young, Arcus Biosciences (Hayward, CA)

SLAS Americas Council
Susan Crimmin, GlaxoSmithKline (Philadelphia, PA)
David Eddington, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

SLAS Europe Council
Helen Boyd, AstraZeneca (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Peter Kirkpatrick, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery (London, United Kingdom)
Gijs Jochems, Promega Biotech Iberica (Madrid, Spain)


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SLAS On-Demand Library Now Includes Fall Series
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Unlimited access to SLAS Webinars is just one of many valuable benefits to dues-paying members. Not yet a member? Join today. The latest additions to the library are:

Microengineered Culture Platforms for the Control of Cell-Cell Interactions
Elliot Hui, University of California, Irvine

Biospecimen Commons: A Tool for Encouraging Openness and Transparency in Biospecimen Sample Collection
Joseph Miceli, Biospecimen Commons

Compound Screening and Profiling in Cultured Human (3D) Tissues
Leo Price, OcellO
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Molecular 'Lego' Promises to Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool
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In molecular engineering, two cuts could be better than one. Now, scientists report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on a new tool that could take the CRISPR gene-editing technique to the next level. The tool, called a "molecular LEGO," could improve CRISPR's ability to cut away damaged DNA and help treat diseases like cystic fibrosis and leukemia. At it's most basic level, CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is a way of cutting DNA at a specific spot using an enzyme called Cas9. More


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Aging Process Increases DNA Mutations in Important Type of Stem Cell
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As it is in much of life, the aging process isn't kind to an important type of stem cell that has great therapeutic promise. Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute and The Scripps Research Institute who looked at the effect of aging on induced pluripotent stem cells found that genetic mutations increased with the age of the donor who provided the source cells, according to study results published by the journal Nature Biotechnology. More


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The Science of Cell Culture — Maintaining Phenotypic and Genotypic Heterogeneity
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Continuous cell lines are most often derived from complex tumor tissues and generally reflect the heterogeneity of the original tumor. With the adoption of analytical methods that enable researchers to explore tumors at the single cell level, it has become clear that many tumors are quite heterogeneous due to both genetic and non-genetic variability. For most studies, upholding the tumor heterogeneity in culture is important as it best reflects the tissue of origin. More


A Step to Understanding Polymorphs
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In a paper published in Acta Cryst. B, (2016), Carol Brock of the University of Kentucky looks at some of the organizing principles behind crystal structures with high Z', where Z' is loosely the number of symmetry-independent molecules in the asymmetric unit. This study lies at the very heart of understanding and being able to control properties of molecular structures. Pharma and agrichem industries attach great importance to understanding crystal structure. More




Cow Gene Study Shows Why Most Clones Fail
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It has been 20 years since Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in Scotland, but cloning mammals remains a challenge. A new study by researchers from the U.S. and France of gene expression in developing clones now shows why most cloned embryos likely fail. Dolly was cloned using the technique of "somatic cell nuclear transfer," when a nucleus from an adult cell is transferred into unfertilized egg that has had its nucleus removed, and is then shocked with electricity to start cell growth. More


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