A Crash Course in Epigenetics Part 1: An intro to epigenetics

These days, epigenetics is a fast moving field. I don’t remember having learnt about it during my biomedical studies, some 10 years ago. Nowadays, there seems to be no way around it when studying […]

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What Can Mendeley Do For You?

Sometimes it feels like all we do, as scientists, is read other people’s work.  In which case, it’s not surprising that the first software that was impressed upon me as a new postgraduate student […]

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"What You Should Know About Science" — A Book Review of 'The Golem'

I first read "The Golem: What You Should Know about Science" as an undergraduate student for an introduction to the sociology of scientific knowledge. I feel it’s an important book for anyone who wants […]

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What’s THAT Doing in My Culture?

A young laboratory technician was puzzled by his plates when he pulled them out of the warm room. They never looked that cloudy and fuzzy before. He brought them to his lab director, who […]

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An introduction to RNA-seq

RNA sequencing (Wang 2009) is rapidly replacing gene expression microarrays in many labs. mRNA (and other RNA’s) are converted to cDNA that is used as the input to a next-generation sequencing library preparation. RNA-seq […]

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!BAM! !POW!: How to Become a Better Job Search Street Fighter – Part One

Career searches and job hunts are painful: answering ads, resumé tweaking, phone calls, interviews, preparation, sweat, tears, fear of rejection, etc. But it’s funny, even after investing all of this effort, the same mistakes […]

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The Invisible Horde: Attacking Mycoplasma Infections

Mycoplasma infections are very, very bad news; these special prokaryotes can rapidly spread through your cell culture and inhibit cell proliferation, induce apoptosis, cytokines and radicals, and otherwise transform your cells. Worst of all, […]

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How to Care for Your pH Meter

Is there anything more tedious than pH-ing a solution? Standing there adjusting the pH of your buffer, adding acid or alkali drop by drop until you get to the right pH… With pH-ing being […]

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Top Tips For Peaceful Lab Communities

Picture the scene: standing at your bench, you look up at the shelf of neatly-labelled bottles of fresh buffers, you see your pipettes arrayed in size order by your right hand, the gleaming expanse […]

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How to Keep Track of Lab Orders

How often have you torn apart the lab looking for the reagent you need right now for some thawing samples?  That reagent which you (possibly) ordered a week ago and which (maybe) came in […]

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