Nucleic Acid Research
GE Healthcare provides a broad portfolio of solutions to support all aspects of nucleic acid research workflows. Our product offering ranges from kits for small-scale purification of DNA/RNA samples, through reagents for modification, amplification and cloning, to sophisticated analysis systems to study the interactions of nucleic acids with other biomolecules.
The analysis of nucleic acids plays an essential role in our understanding of biology. The central dogma for gene expression describes the sequential transfer of genetic information through nucleic acids to proteins. It links together the replication of DNA in the genome, the coding of messenger RNA (mRNA) by transcription of the code in the DNA sequence, subsequent processing (in eukaryotes) of mRNA, mainly by splicing, and translation of the mRNA code into protein sequence by the ribosome.
The genomics revolution has fueled the proteomics revolution and made huge impacts in human medicine. The knowledge gained has acted as a sound basis for the development of many new therapies. Furthermore, the ability to identify genetic variation in individuals has opened up the possibility of personalized medicine through pharmacogenomics.
Many workflows involve DNA manipulation with enzymes, especially cloning DNA
Methods for the detection, quantitation, identification, and functional analysis of nucleic acids offer you powerful investigative tools
Isolating and purifying nucleic acids is a critical starting point for many methods
DNA synthesis and amplification are fundamental components of your molecular biology toolbox