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The completion of the sequencing of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome in 2000 by a multinational research team accelerated the ability to identify genes for crop improvement. Now with the aid of semiconductor sequencing, a single researcher can sequence the entire genome of Arabidopsis in about two hours. Read the story now ›

DNA Anniversary

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Webinar series

Learn more about Life Technologies' innovative tools and applications with this insightful webinar series made specially for the 60th DNA Anniversary.

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DNA Anniversary video | DNA Anniversary booklet | Innovation in PCR

DNA product spotlight: tools for plant sciences

Bring the next generation of crops to life with simple, scalable, and affordable solutions from Life Technologies. Learn more about plant sciences.


The Ion Personal Genome Machine™ Sequencer
Uncover the genetic make up of plants with the Personal Genome Machine™ (PGM™) System, it combines semiconductor sequencing technology with natural biochemistry to directly translate chemical information into digital data, democratizing sequencing, and making it accessible to virtually any laboratory.


The QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System
The QuantStudio™ 3D Digital PCR System uses a sealed chip technology, providing a streamlined, reliable, and robust method to perform digital PCR for absolute quantification applications such as GMO detection.


The QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System
Detect gene copy number and uncover the genotypes of plant populations with TaqMan® Assays and the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex System and OpenArray® technology. Produce up to 110,000 data points in an 8-hour day with minimal training, as little as 20 minutes of hands-on time per run, and no third-party robotics.


GeneArt® Precision TALs
GeneArt® Precision TALs are genome engineering tools for the locus-specific modification of the plant genome. Precision TALs provide custom DNA-binding proteins for accurate DNA targeting and precise genome editing.

Smithsonian exhibition about DNA

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