Articles by Max:

Faster, Cooler DNA gels

All over the world, molecular biologists are tragically wasting hours of their life running DNA gels using tris-based conduction buffers like TBE or TAE. These buffers are known to overheat at high voltages, causing problems with gel integrity, sample denaturation and more. Because of this, molecular biologists are forced to keep the voltage of their…

09 Apr 2008 DNA / RNA Manipulation and Analysis

Fast restriction digests?

In the old days, restriction digests were a great excuse for long lunch breaks. Come back 1-2 hours later and it’s done. But, just to ruin our fun, Fermentas then NEB started to offer ranges of restriction enzymes that do their job in 5 minutes. Nothing changed with these enzymes – someone just figured out…

30 Jan 2008 DNA / RNA Manipulation and Analysis