Synthesize Your Genes
The past decade has been filled with large leaps in terms of technology and how we live. Various new technologies has been integrated into consumer products, but some of the tech that have surfaced these past years aren’t as well known as our household mp3 player or new-age tablet computer, but lies within the chemical industry, studying the way our genetics mould who we are and what we can be.
Polynucleotide research is set to become one of the major branches of biochemistry, and as its popularity is rising, the need for consistency and repeatability in the research processes must be ensured. Various methods can be used to ensure that accurate and precise results are produced. One such way is to use DNA synthesizers that produce a low gene synthesis error rate. This minimizes systematic errors, giving the researcher the closest value to the true of any measurement they may need.
Oglionucleotide synthesis has also experienced significant growth over the last decade as more and more complicated equipment has enabled the production of synthetic DNA and RNA more efficiently. One such produced synthetic oglionucleotide is Poly dA:dT a novel promoter element which is commonly found in yeast promoters. Depending on the length of the structures, it acts as a stimulant for Gcn4 transcription but inversely related to intracellular Gcn4 levels. Poly dA:dT has numerous other uses, but it mainly serves as an extremely effective means of accessing transcription factors that were previously bound to nearby sequences only.