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Bi-Weekly Newsletter: 09.18.2020


Zebrafish Modeling of COVID-19 Susceptibility in Rare Disease

Using zebrafish modeling in a rare human disease may be the perfect physiologic model to better understand the disease and to generate more individualized therapeutic medical responses and positive outcomes for higher risk COVID-19 groups.

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C. elegans CV

When you apply for a job, you’re asked to submit a resume, CV, cover letter, etc. so why are you not asking the same from your model organisms? We’ve put together a fun yet very informative CV for our favorite nematode, C. elegans, to help you learn a bit more about the benefits of using the model in your research.

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17 Minutes of Science: One Teacher’s Mission to Increase Diversity in STEM Starting in His Classroom

For Episode 24 of 17 Minutes of Science we are joined by Dr. Zachary Pratt. Recently Zach, a high school biology teacher, reached out on Twitter to his fellow scientists about a grassroots effort he’s initiating to help provide relatable mentors to his students and to encourage and increase diversity in STEM. Hoping to gather a few responses, Dr. Pratt was blown away by the more than 360 responses he’s received so far.

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HElio Ortholog Gene Finder

Using CRISPR and other genome editing methods, we can create genetically engineered animal models for better understanding genetic mutations and disease biology discovery. But which model is the right model for your research? We’ve put together a search tool to help you find the ideal model for studying your gene of interest, check it out!

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17 Minutes of Science: From PharmD to Regulatory Writing

For Episode 24 of 17 Minutes of Science we are joined by Divyanka Gupta. Divyanka is a PharmD graduate working as a regulatory writer at Ora, Inc. In addition to her career, Divyanka helps others write the prescription of their career to live the life that they want through her YouTube Channel, FocusRX.

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InVivo Biosystems

InVivo Biosystems provides essential services to help pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology companies and academic research institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. An expert in CRISPR genome editing, InVivo Biosystems creates custom genome edited C. elegans and zebrafish models to enable aging and other disease studies. In addition, InVivo Biosystems provides in-vivo analytical services to produce data and insights for companies that need to make go/no-go decisions quickly in early-stage development of new compounds.

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