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From time to time on BitesizeBio you will find people writing about books that have influenced how they think about science. It seems only fitting, then, to have a review of the book that launched the idea at the root of all modern biology into the popular consciousness. The first edition of Charles Darwin’s The [...]
Gel extraction — what could be easier? Now we have quick and easy gel extraction kits, we no longer need to use time consuming old fashioned methods like electro-elution or “freeze and squeeze”. Thank goodness. When Gel Extraction Goes Wrong But even the simplest of procedures can go wrong. Maybe you were distracted, confused or [...]
In this week’s around the blogs – biorap, one-ton tomatoes and a PCR machine that fits into your pocket.
I just came across a neat device now being offered by BioRad that may interest those of you who do a lot of electroporation of difficult-to-transfect mammalian cells, where tedious optimization of the electroporation protocol itself is required. The GenePulser MXcell is BioRad’s attempt to help overcome the tedium. It takes BioRad’s gene pulser technology [...]