Monthly Archives: May 2015


Cells and alleles in droplets

Two new papers from the McCarroll lab describe ways of using nanoliter droplets to answer questions in genetics and biology. ¬†Droplets provide a way of scaling molecular biological reactions across tens of thousands of tiny reaction compartments.   In Drop-phase, Jack Regan, Nolan Kamitaki and colleagues describe¬†a way to quickly determine the chromosomal phase of […]

Nanoliter-sized droplets make it possible to perform molecular-biological reactions in thousands of compartments simultaneously.