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BioTechniques brings readers news features and peer-reviewed research articles focusing on the latest in methods and techniques for lab scientists. From informative Tech News features to primary research articles that can have an immediate impact in the lab, each issue has something for everyone.

In 2014, BioTechniques will publish four special Focus Sections celebrating 30 Years of BioTechniques:

  • A Practical Guide to DNA Sequencing – From library preparation to data analysis, this special section will include articles aimed at providing practical advice for novice, and experienced, scientists working with next-generation sequencing instruments and kits.
  • A Practical Guide to qPCR – PCR revolutionized molecular biology. qPCR has expanded researchers’ abilities to quantify samples and biomolecules. Still, additional information is needed to obtain reliable qPCR results. In this section, articles focusing on qPCR approaches and data normalization techniques will be presented.
  • A Practical Guide to Cell Culture – Culturing cells is a fundamental technique in the modern biology lab. Here, we provide insights into best cell culture practices and approaches to enhance culture conditions and experimental outcomes.
  • A Practical Guide to Super-resolution Microscopy – This focus section will explore approaches to using super-resolution microscopy. From STED to PALM and STORM, this practical guide is intended to help researchers get the most out of these emerging technologies.

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