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Methods for the fourth dimension – your latest issue of BioTechniques

Written by Francesca Lake (Editor-in-Chief)

BioTechniques logo April Issue on 4D printing

This issue of BioTechniques takes a trip into 4D printing, plus presents a rapid detection method for SARS-CoV-2, an analysis of library preparation methods, and much more.

Technology news

Since the coining of the term ‘4D printing’ in 2013, 4D printing technologies now have numerous applications in the life sciences. Here, Editor Tristan Free delves into the latest advances in these smart technologies.

Reports & benchmarks

This month we have a varied issue for you: from using blotting paper to cheaply store your genomic DNA to accelerating DNA age to improve forensics, all available open access at the links below.

A practical, low-cost, short-term storage method for genomic DNA

Application of a robust microplate assay to determine induced β-1,3-glucanase and chitinase activity in the cotton plant

An assay of human tyrosine protein kinase ABL activity using an Escherichia coli protein expression system

Rapid visual detection of SARS-CoV-2 by colorimetric loop-mediated isothermal amplification

Quantifying sequencing error and effective sequencing depth of liquid biopsy NGS with UMI error correction

Accelerated aging of forensically relevant biological materials on swabs

If you missed last month’s issue, catch up here >>>