Breaking Up is (Not That) Hard to Do: Sonication for Cell Lysis

To answer some of the more interesting research questions, you often need to get a good look at what’s going on inside the cell. Whether you’re running a Western blot or measuring enzyme activity, […]

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An Easy Way to Start Using R in Your Research: Basic Tutorial

So now you’re convinced that R is the language for you, you’ve downloaded R-Studio (from http://www.rstudio.com/)  and opened it, and. . .what the hell do you do now? Great question! I always find it […]

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Why you shouldn’t be slow in your response to prospective employers in science

We live in an age if instant gratification. Instant streaming, instant Facebook updates, instant Tweets. When do I want it? Right now, of course. In this age of “instantness”, it is crucial as the […]

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Pandascape: Applying Next Generation Sequencing To Conservation Problems

You can now add ‘panda conservation’ to your list of next-generation sequencing applications! Earlier this year in Nature Genetics, a team of Chinese and Danish researchers published new findings on genetic diversity and population structure […]

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How to properly analyze and troubleshoot DNA sequencing results

As part of my job ensuring plasmid quality at Addgene, I analyze 50-100 sequencing reactions a week. So I have developed some good habits that I wanted to pass on to you to make […]

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What is Sterile? Find Your Way around a Sterile Tissue Culture Hood

You’ve been told that maintaining a sterile environment in a tissue culture hood is vital to preventing contamination of cell cultures. But what exactly is meant by sterile? The definition of sterile is ‘completely […]

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I’m Sticking With You: Four Coatings To Help Cells Stick To Microscopy Slides

Have you ever isolated a great little population of cells after days or months of trying, got truly excited about doing some immunofluorescence with them only to find out (at the very end) that […]

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Book review: D.T. Max: The family that couldn’t sleep: a medical mystery

Imagine: you are an average middle-aged relatively healthy person. One day you start sweating. When you look at yourself in the mirror you see that your pupils have shrunk to pinpricks. You have noticed […]

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Galaxy: A Free NGS Workflow Management System

Most ‘wet lab’ biologists do not have much computer programming experience, which can make downstream analysis of next generation sequencing results a bit daunting. After the sequencing platform spits out your data, what do […]

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An Easy Way to Start Using R in Your Research – Introduction

Working with large datasets can be very frustrating and time consuming.  If only there were more tools out there to simplify things without needing to invest a PhD’s worth of time to learn how […]

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