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At last – an easy backup solution

When I was writing up my PhD thesis I was paranoid about data backup. Years of hard work - pictures, data-files, notes, publication lists not to mention the thesis manuscript itself - all stored on one hard...
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Free, Publication Quality Plasmid Annotation

I just came across an extremely nice piece of plasmid mapping and annotation software that I'd like to share with you. PlasMapper is a web-based application, created by staff from the University of Alberta,...
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Online Data and Project Management

During a research project, how do you record your data, conclusions and the samples you produce? What about ideas, insights and thought-trains? It would be very useful to have a good system to easily store all...
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Re-Think PCR and Win an IPhone

Robert, a Bitesize Bio reader sent me an e-mail to tip me off about a fun little contest being run by BioRad at www.rethinkpcr.com. You are invited to say how you would "re-think" PCR. At first I thought...
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Firefox Add-ons for Molecular and Cell Biologists

Firefox is the most popular browser on the web. This in large part due to the vast array of free add-ons that allow you to customize the browser and add features that will help your everyday work. And...
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10 Links: Cell and Molecular Biology Podcasts

Podcasts are great. I listen to podcasts every day during my commute and find them a great way to pick up information, whether it's to learn about a new subject, brush up on something I have studied before or...
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10 links: Free PC Software for Molecular Biologists

Here is a list of 10 pieces of great molecular biology software for PC users that I hope you will find useful. I am not a regular PC user myself so I have not tested all of these out so if any of these are no...
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10 links: Free Mac Software for Molecular Biologists

I've put together this list of 10 pieces of free molecular biology software for Macs. I hope you will find at least some of it useful. If you any of your favorite free programs are not included, please e-mail...
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Add notes to your PDF files with PDF-Skim

First of all, I should mention that this application is available for Mac users only, so sorry to all you PC users. PDF skim is a software application that allows you to add electronic notes onto PDF files. As...
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