New Addgene Plasmids

The Addgene newsletter turns out to be a surprisingly good source for news on new fluorescent reporters and optogenetic constructs. ┬áIn the March newsletter, there are plasmids for Loren Looger’s new glutamate reporter, iGluSnFr [1], a set of lentiviral vectors for RGB marking, which is like Brainbow for clonal analysis [2], and a new optogenetic channel [3]. December’s newsletter has the calcium reporter GCaMP6, a new split GFP, the Clover and mRuby2 FRET pair, and plasmids for RNA tagging using MS2 and a related system.

This seems like it’s worth keeping an eye on.