December 4, 2013
Ian Korf, author of two excellent books and longtime friend of Cofactor, has just written a great piece on the current state of RNA-seq analysis, reminding us that despite its power there are critical issues to consider:
Conceptually, RNA-seq is a straightforward process: you isolate RNA, sequence it with a high-throughput sequencer, and put it all back together. What is the...
November 19, 2013
To continue the follow-up of our opening last week, Missouri's Department of Economic Development has produced a video on the occasion. Watch to see an interview with Cofactor CEO Dr. Jarret Glasscock and an excerpt from Governor Jay Nixon's speech.
November 18, 2013
Last Thursday, November 14th, gathering together friends, family, and members of the St. Louis business and biotech communities, we opened the new Cofactor Genomics headquarters at 4044 Clayton in St. Louis. Made official with a burst of confetti, our new facility, located in the Cortex district of St. Louis, will allow us to continue our growth and expansion in the years to come.
November 11, 2013
Cofactor has recently moved to a new headquarters! We're now located at 4044 Clayton Avenue, a 10,000 square foot facility located in the Cortex District in St. Louis. Join us as we celebrate the move this Thursday, November 14th at 9:00 A.M.
Governor Jay Nixon and Cofactor CEO Dr. Jarret Glasscock will give brief presentations at 9:30 A.M. RSVP is required. Light...
October 25, 2013
A late Friday video of Director of Analysis Dr. David Messina at the tenth Pecha Kucha St. Louis. If you're unfamiliar with the Pecha Kucha format, it's a fast paced 20 slides each lasting for 20 seconds. We're proud of our team here at Cofactor and always excited to see our employees out and about in the community.
October 16, 2013
When conducting a Next-Gen sequencing experiment, the quality of the starting material is of utmost importance. Often, DNA or RNA extraction protocols that are sufficient for applications such as PCR, Cloning, Southern or Northern blots are unable to generate material that is of high enough quality for sequencing. For DNA applications it is important that the DNA start out at a certain size in...