The History of PCR

As with some of the greatest discoveries in science, from penicillin to microwave ovens and play-doh, PCR was discovered serendipitously. Thanks to the work of many scientists, including Watson and Crick, Kornberg, Khorana, Klenow, […]

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How To Calculate The Number Of Molecules In Any Piece of DNA

It’s the dreaded topic, isn’t it? Calculating the number of molecules, the concentration of a solution, or working out serial dilutions were tasks that always filled me with dread as an undergrad. And to […]

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What Can NMR Do For You – Part Three

Welcome to part three of “What Can NMR Do For You” This is an ongoing series in which we describe how you can use NMR experiments to characterize your protein of interest. In part […]

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Beware The Bane of Batch Effects

A promising study on using gene expression to develop personalized treatments for ovarian cancer. A report of surprisingly high levels of differential gene expression among different ethnic groups. The announcement of previously unsuspected levels […]

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Overlap Extension PCR Cloning

If efficient cloning is what you are after, you must give Overlap Extension PCR Cloning a go! This restriction enzyme and T4 DNA ligase-free technique is faster, more reliable and easier to troubleshoot than […]

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The Who’s Who of Super Resolution Microscopy, Part 1

The 'diffraction limit' of a microscope is the minimum distance between two fluorophores where they can be still be discriminated as two separate objects. This diffraction limit has long constrained attempts by biologists to […]

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Sequencing the microbiome: re-discovering our invisible allies

Scientific breakthroughs have profound effects on how we view and treat the world that surrounds us. Especially in the microscopic level, scientific discoveries provide the only understanding we have of Nature. One such case […]

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Are You Using the Right Scale?

There are many things that vary from one scale to the next. When picking which scale to buy or use, there are a few things to take into account: the two biggies being the […]

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MIQE Guidelines for Digital PCR

MIQE what's that? When writing dPCR materials and methods for a paper have you ever pondered what information you should include? This is where the MIQE guidelines will really help. Guidelines for minimum information […]

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Facing Your Laboratory Freezer: Dos and Don’ts For Defrosting Day

Your stomach clenches. Sweat snakes down your torso. The world seems to slow down. You begin the long, terrifying walk down the corridor. Your mind calls out to you to, “Run! Run now!” but […]

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