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Medium-throughput comet assay

Researchers have presented a methods paper describing “a medium-throughput comet assay to evaluate the global DNA methylation status of single cells”.  The versatility of the comet assay allows introduction of various modifications to the basic technique.

DNA damage in pregnant women

Researchers from São Paulo Brazil decided to investigate oxidative DNA damage in pregnant women.  The women in the study were either ‘normal’, suffering with diabetes or had mild gestational hyperglycemia.

11th International Comet Assay Workshop

Online registration for the 11th International Comet Assay Workshop is now open. The meeting will take place in Antwerp, Belgium; September 1-4th 2015. More information can be found on the meeting website

Can cocoa reduce DNA damage?

 Scientists believe that nutrient excess and unbalanced diets can result in overproduction of reactive oxygen species, which are associated with oxidative stress.  Researchers have investigated this problem.

Comet assay in plants

The popularity of the comet assay in plants has been steadily increasing and, naturally, the production of a standardised protocol would be of benefit to research and industry. Researchers in France have been investigating this situation.