Which Way Forward In Ultra-High Throughput Genomic Sequencing? Reference Materials And Performance Measurements

Accuracy and reproducibility In all fields of science, accuracy and reproducibility are of paramount importance and it’s never been more true than in the case of genomic sequencing where minor errors could lead to […]

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Meet your microbes: take part in the American Gut Project

“No man is an island” said  John Donne. But if he were, every healthy man or woman would be a lavish, tropical, densely populated island. Recently, I talked to a Knight wants you to […]

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Isolation of total RNA, including microRNA, from cells and tissues

Whereas DNA can survive for millennia, RNA is short-lived, which is a bummer if you are trying to isolate it. The reason – as we discussed recently – is that RNA is prone to […]

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STORM, PALM And fPALM- The Alphabet Soup Of Super-Resolution Light Microscopy

Why do I see a cloud? When you are looking at protein localization within a cell, have you ever wondered why you see a cloud of fluorescence rather that several individual fluorescent points? Well, […]

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Postdoc Interview Preparation: Sample Questions and Answers

The prospect of going into an interview for a post-doctoral position can be quite unnerving, however in my own experience the same sorts of questions come up time and time again. It is highly […]

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Ignore The Ticking Bomb At Your Peril: RNA-Seq Normalization- A Lurking Problem And It’s Solution.

You have spent days, if not weeks, at the bench setting up the treatment and control samples for that crucial experiment. You submitted your cDNA library for sequencing and after a few weeks of […]

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Interview Techniques and Tips: The Thank You Note

We have discussed the importance of thank you emails and thank you cards ad nauseum. If you have read this blog more than three or four times, you have undoubtedly heard each of us […]

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RNases: Their baddie super-powers explained (and how you can defeat them)

RNases are like the baddie super-heroes amongst laboratory enzymes. They are omnipotent, destructive and seemingly indestructible. This is because they were created by evil overlords, for the sole purpose making life difficult for the […]

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The Cell: An Image Library-CCDB – Tutorial Part 4

Following on from the last Tutorial, we’ll now take a look at the License category and how to search using the three categories of scientific terms found in The Cell. License The License category […]

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Sharing and Transferring Gigabytes of Data

Great Scott! 1.21 gigabytes of data!!! The conundrum is not 'Where can I store massive amounts of information', but 'How can I quickly share massive amounts of information all at once?!' I’m certain this […]

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