Our sources report that some good friends, and fellow epigenetics advocates have been getting kudos from the scientific press. Both Zymo Research and Active Motif each garnered some well-deserved recognition recently for their contributions to the field of epigenetics research, and we thought it was only right to join in on the praise.
Zymo Research Most Cited Bisulfite Conversion Vendor
Zymo Research has long been a dominant player in the area of bisulfite conversion, creating several innovative advances to the kits they offer. In October’s issue of BioTechniques, a review of DNA methylation analysis methods revealed that Zymo EZ DNA Methylation Gold™ Kits were by far the most cited bisulfite conversion kits available (as measured by Google Scholar). That’s quite an achievement in such a crowded marketplace. Check out the full review in BioTechniques, October, 2013.
Active Motif Gets Wins Product Development Recognition for NOMe-Seq
Active Motif generated some major props when The Scientist chose NOMe-Seq as one of it’s Top 10 Innovations for 2013. We jumped on the bandwagon back in 2012 when we covered NOMe-Seq’s arrival as a novel method, originally developed in Peter Jones’s laboratory at USC, to simultaneously investigate nucleosome position and DNA methylation, and then again when advanced sequencing gave NOMe-Seq genome wide capabilities. As The Scientist reviewers pointed out, the newly commercialized NOMe-Seq Kit from Active Motif may “…add a valuable tool to the analysts’ kit and shine light in some shadowed but very important places.” Read more about this Top 10 innovation at The Scientist, December 2013.