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7 Best Suppliers for your ChIP-Seq experiments

This year we are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the invention of ChIP-Seq. This technique has come a long way since it was first published in 2007. An infographic charting the history of ChIP-Seq is available in our guide to bioinformatics blog post . Before joining elucidaid, as postdocs ...


Top 5 Ways We Keep Your Data Safe

We know research scientists care deeply about privacy and data security, and we optimize our work to get these important issues right for you. With this post, I’d like to provide transparency about how we protect your data. We utilize the latest industry-leading security techniques. Here are the 10 most ...

12 Best Cell Biology Bloggers You Need to Follow

Recently, at a dinner gathering with a few of my scientist friends, I was asked what I think is the best cell biology blog. It’s hard to tell because most cell biology blogs have their own specific topic or their own “voice”. While I do not have one favorite blog, ...


Bioinformatic analysis for biologists - part 2/3

In part 1, we described the steps involved in obtaining sequencing reads from ChIP-Seq libraries. In this post, we describe how to align the raw reads to a reference genome, and normalize.


How to setup an electronic lab notebook?

The demand for electronic lab notebooks (ELN) has grown substantially. Fortunately, the number of available apps on the market has also increased to more than 60. Unlike the general-purpose word processing (e.g. MS Word) and image editing (e.g. Adobe Photoshop) apps, however, it is important to note that each ELN ...


Bioinformatic analysis for biologists - part 1/3

In this three-part series, we will introduce the basics of bioinformatic analysis for ChIP-Seq data. These posts are aimed at biologists with little to no background in bioinformatics. If you work at the bench and have a bunch of ChIP-Seq data waiting to be analyzed by a bioinformatician, why not ...

Why you shouldn't use evernote as a lab notebook?

Choosing to switch from paper to an electronic lab notebook can be risky, and long-term effects on your lab notes and note-taking behavior needs to be considered carefully before choosing the appropriate lab notebook app.