DGRC News

2017/10/04 - Mitsubishi Cell Lines No Longer Require MTA

The Mitsubishi Corporation and Dr. Ryu Ueda have recently graciously rescinded the requirement for an MTA or compliance agreement for the 68 lines they donated to DGRC for distribution. We would like to thank them for their generous contribution to the Drosophila community.

2017/09/15 - DGRC Fall 2017 Newsletter

September Newsletter: If you missed our September 2017 newsletter, you can read it here.

2017/04/13 - DGRC Spring 2017 Newsletter

March Newsletter: If you missed receiving our March 2017 newsletter, you can view it online.

2016/11/07 - DGRC Fall 2016 Newsletter

The DGRC has begun releasing a quarterly newsletter to update our community on new materials and services that we are able to offer. The Fall 2016 Newsletter is now available. The highlights of each newsletter are sent to our customers via email. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any point by following the link at the bottom of the email message.

2016/11/06 - S2 Renamed to S2-DGRC

To reduce confusion in the literature about mutliple isolates of the original Schneider's line 2, we have renamed the cell line "S2" as "S2-DGRC". For more information see our summary of S2 Isolates in the DGRC Collection.

2016/11/01 - Holiday Shipping

The DGRC will stop all shipments according to the following schedule:

On Monday, November 21 we will ship only to laboratories outside the United States, and there will be no shipments for the rest of that week. Shipping will resume November 28, and continue through last shipments before the New Year on December 12. Normal shipping will resume January 4, 2017.

2016/06/30 - Retirement of Peter and Lucy

Dear Drosophila Community,


The DGRC would like to announce the retirement of Drs. Peter and Lucy Cherbas from the DGRC. As you know the DGRC has become an integral part of the Drosophila community and this would not have occurred without the Cherbas’ vision, dedication, and hard work. Even though Peter and Lucy are giving up their official titles, they will both continue to assist and advise the new leadership of the DGRC. With that said, Andrew Zelhof PhD (Biology Department, Indiana University) has been appointed the new Director of the DGRC. Please join us in thanking Peter and Lucy for their relentless efforts to ensure the DGRC’s success and in welcoming Andrew. We look forward to continuing working with you to distribute and generate reagents for the Drosophila community.


Sincerely,
The DGRC Advisory Board

2015/11/24 - Tools for phiC31 integrase-mediated replacement in Drosophila cell lines

The DGRC is pleased to offer a series of cell lines carrying single phiC31 docking sites for targeted replacement, along with a series of plasmids designed for use with these lines. The materials are described in a pair of papers to be published in the December 1, 2015 issue of Genetics, one from Amanda Simcox's lab and one from the DGRC. The 2 lines from the Simcox lab were made from docking-site flies generated by Jack Bateman's group. The 16 lines from the DGRC group were made by insertion of docking sites into two pre-existing well-characterized lines, Kc167 and Sg4. The two approaches have complementary advantages and disadvantages, which are discussed in the papers. For convenience, we have included in the Notes section of the webpage for each docking site line a URL for the pre-publication e-copy of the relevant paper.

2015/11/15 - Holiday Shipping

The DGRC will stop shipments of cells, clones, and vectors according to the following schedule:

On Monday, November 23 we will ship only to laboratories outside the United States, and there will be no shipments for the rest of that week. Normal shipping will resume November 30, and continue for 2 weeks.

We will not ship from December 15 through January 3. Normal shipping will resume January 4, 2016.

2015/01/15 - Change in price for fly extract

After distributing fly extract for approximately 18 months, we have re-evaluated our labor costs for making the extract, and found it necessary to adjust our price. Effective immediately, the price for fly extract is increased from $3/ml to $5/ml to reflect our actual cost for providing this service.

2014/11/24 - Credit Card Outage

(Update: credit card processing was restored on the morning of Nov 26th. We apologize for the inconvenience) The DGRC is currently unable to accept credit card payments because of a technical issue. We are working with Indiana University Treasury to restore service as soon as possible. If you would like to be notified by email when the problem is resolved, contact us at dgrc@cgb.indiana.edu.

2014/11/05 - Holiday Shipping

The DGRC will stop shipments of cells and vectors according to the following schedule:

On Monday, November 24 we will ship only to laboratories outside the United States, and there will be no shipments for the rest of that week. Normal shipping will resume December 1, and continue for 2 weeks.

We will not ship from December 15 through January 4. Normal shipping will resume January 5, 2015.

2014/04/24 - modENCODE Data

We are incorporating a variety of cell line data from modENCODE into the DGRC website. Data for sex and for copy number variation are now available, and can be accessed through links on the corresponding cell line pages.

2013/11/15 - Holiday Shipping

Because of disruptions in mail and Fedex service, no DGRC orders will be shipped between December 16 and January 5. For all cell line orders and dry ice vector orders that we ship between December 9 and December 13, we will contact the recipient to confirm that there will be someone to receive the package.

2013/10/13 - The DGRC has been funded!

We're pleased to report that the NIH has renewed the DGRC's funding until 2018. It is obvious that our users support played a major role in this decision and we will continue to work to deserve your support.

2013/10/12 - Refund Policy

Please read the DGRC's refund policy.

2013/08/15 - New Rates

Effective immediately the DGRC is raising prices.


The new prices will be:

Vector / Clone $38
Cell line $230

The DGRC's prices have remained constant for 8 years. During that time NIH and NSF have provided generous support to the DGRC. In order to ensure continuation of that support we now need to move toward a model in which user fees pay a larger portion of our expenses.

We understand that higher prices are passed on from the DGRC's grant to individual research grants and we regret any untoward impact that our price increase may have. Nonetheless we hope that you will understand the necessity.


Citing the DGRC

When publishing experiments using materials obtained from the DGRC please cite the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center, supported by NIH grant 2P40OD010949, in the acknowledgments. Your cooperation helps us when we need to renew our grant.