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Continuing education session dedicated to the comet assay

Next month, at the European Environmental Mutagen Society annual meeting (hosted by the United Kingdom Environmental Society in Lancaster, UK) there will be a Continuing Education Session dedicated to the comet assay. We look forward to seeing you there!

An opinion on an intelligible comet assay descriptor

Recently, leading comet assay scientists have published an opinion article on the best way to interpret, report and compare comet assay data. The article is part of the Research Topic: 30 years of the Comet Assay: an overview with some new insights.

A guide on scoring a comet slide

If you are new to the comet assay and unsure how to go about scoring your comet slide, hopefully this article will help.  We discuss: illumination, DNA staining, magnification, focussing, "edge effects" of the gel and moving the microscope slide for optimum scoring.

Co-culture for comet assay: in vitro model for predictive genotoxicology

Researchers from the Laboratoire de Fougères, ANSES, have recently reported on the genotoxicity of ingested compounds, such as those found in oral drugs and food contaminants. 

Comet assay used to investigate genetox potential of aromatic amine hair dye precursors

Researchers from Switzerland and the USA have been working in collaboration investigating aromatic amines. The three aromatic amines chosen for this study are widely used as precursors in oxidative hair dye formulations.