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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. 

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).