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The Scientist proudly announces the Top 10 Innovations of 2012.
From advancements in personal genome sequencing technology to services that provide custom-engineered synthetic DNA, here are 10 of biology’s newest products that stood out in 2012.
Biochemist Vicki Chandler of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Science Program, Gabriel Popescu of the University of Illinois, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Steven Wiley, and Northwestern University's Andrew Mazar evaluated more than 45 qualified entries in this year's Top 10 Innovations competition and narrowed the impressive field to the10 best.
Taking top prizes this year are a company that offers syn bio à la carte at fast-food prices; two different DNA sequencing machines; stem cells made to order; two high-tech cell culture and imaging systems; photo-morpholinos;
“With The Scientist’s fifth installment of our annual Top 10 Innovations competition we refocus on the core meaning of ‘innovation’—
—Bob Grant, Senior Editor, The Scientist
This year's winners:
1) Biofab (Gen9)
2) Ion Proton System (Life Technologies)
3) MYCell Services (Cellular Dynamics International)
4) Labguru (BioData)
5) MiSeq (Illumina)
6) ONIX Microfluidic Platform (CellASIC)
7) NanoLuc Luciferase Technology (Promega)
8) XSCELL Digital Scientific Camera (Photonis)
9) Photo-Morpholinos (Gene Tools)
10) HUBIOGEM + The BIOwiggler (Vivo Biosciences + Global Cell Solutions)
Read the complete feature in The Scientist's December 2012 issue. The article will be available online at http://www.the-
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