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Binder CO2 incubator – movie fun

Binder have released a fun movie entitled "Germfellas" to promote their latest CO2 incubator, which comes with inbuilt 180°C sterilization capability. The movie is nicely done and is a great piece of...
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10 Tips for Better Presentations

I have been at a conference today and don't have too much time to write this, so this will be a quick article. After watching lots of speakers of varying competence, I thought that it would be good to outline...
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The Dark Side of Gene Synthesis

After writing my recent article on custom gene synthesis, I came across this article in the excellent Seven Stones systems biology blog that highlights the potential dark side of this emerging technology. The...
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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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Easier Gene Cloning With Positive Selection Cloning Vectors

Isn't it a pain digesting, purifying and dephosphorylating your cloning vector prep to eliminate prevent high background in your ligation/transformation? A new generation of positive selection cloning vectors...
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Custom Gene Synthesis: A PCR alternative.

The past few years have seen the emergence of custom gene synthesis as a useful but expensive service available for molecular biologists. Recently, the number of companies offering custom gene synthesis has...
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Your own DNA sequence? Maybe soon.

The first DNA sequence of a diploid human genome from a single individual was published today in PLoS Biology. Unlike the human genome sequence released in 2001, which was a mixed sequence from several...
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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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Baby’s first DNA model

I wouldn't normally expect to include an article on knitting in a molecular biology blog, but Kimberly Chapman's DNA model for babies is so cool (in a very geeky way) that I thought it deserved a mention. I'd...
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