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How Does BLAST Work?

More than a pun on the explosive growth of sequencing data, BLAST makes annotation and comparisons of similar sequences much easier. Created by a group at the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information...
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10 Favorite Online Tools for Molecular Biology

What did we do before the internet? And where would we be without handy online molecular biology tools? Apparently in the ‘olden days’ doing a simple gene or protein alignment required programs that used...
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8 more helpings of free PC Software for biological scientists

It's been while since we talked about free PC software for biologists. So we thought we'd treat you to 8 more ideas that can turn you PC in to a super-bio-research-enabling-machine..... 1. Silvernote...
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5 More iOS Apps for Scientists

Recently we’ve seen some great apps (here and here) that can be added to a scientist’s iPhone/iPad toolbox. In this next installment of iOS Apps for Scientists, let’s take a look at 5 free apps, including...
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The Beginner’s Guide to LaTeX

For those of you who read the previous post about LaTeX and are interested in giving it a go, but just don’t know where to start, this article should get you on your feet. I used LaTeX to write my thesis and...
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Cresset Unveils sparkV10 – the Update to FieldStere, a Leading Bioisostere Software Tool

Cresset, innovative provider of software and services for molecule designers, unveils sparkV10, the next generation of its bioisostere software tool FieldStere.  Building on FieldStere’s industry-leading...
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14 Android Apps for Scientists

If you regularly use an Android device, then you might be curious to learn about some useful apps for scientists. Make the most of your smartphone or tablet with these 14 interesting (and free!) apps: 1....
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4 Great Websites for Bench Scientists

Friends and colleagues are excellent sources of scientific information. The Internet is too, because it is a virtual library at your fingertips. If you are looking for a great solution to a common problem (i.e....
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Is Google making Scientists Dumber?

The last time you forgot an address what was your first instinct: to look it up on a map, or type out the bit you remember into GoogleMaps and wait for it to auto-complete?  What about looking for a new...
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IDT Expands its Tech Vault to Include Webinars

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, has recently expanded the wealth of technical information available in its free-to-access Tech Vault with the inclusion of a...
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