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Where can I find a list of Comet Assay IV publications?

 We are very proud that Comet Assay IV is being used by researchers and scientists across the globe publishing in a selection of high impact journals (e.g. Cancer Research, Mutagenesis, Nucleic Acids Research, Food & Chemical Toxicology and Toxicological Sciences).

Green tea & genotoxicity

Associates at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology within the Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia have been investigating the genotoxic effects of compounds within green tea (Camellia sinensis).

Celebrating 30 years of comet assay research

The first paper on the single-cell gel electrophoresis assay was published in 1984 by O. Ostling and K.J. Johanson (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. Vol.123: 291-298). Next August will mark the 30th anniversary of the comet assay.

High-throughput comet assay

Researchers in Norway have been taking steps to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of the comet assay.  The benefits from this method improvement could potentially be used in both academic and contract laboratories.

How to deal with your hedgehog comets

When performing the comet assay, comets which appear to have no head and a large bright tail may arise.  These atypical comets are referred to as ‘hedgehogs’ or ‘clouds’ or ‘ghosts’.