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 like one of these, but unfortunately, they are not commercially available. Kimberley only provides patterns on her […]
While browsing you tube I came across this really nice animation of DNA replication, transcription and translation complete with imaginative sound effects. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
What do you get when you cross a Pyrococcus DNA polymerase with a dsDNA binding domain? …a highly processive, high fidelity, lighting fast PCR work-horseThose Finnish wizards at Finnzymes have made that work-horse a reality with their Phusion polymerase. I had been meaning to try out this enzyme for quite a while, but never got […]
I recently had a problem where I needed to cut out an expression cassette (a promoter coupled to a coding sequence) from one plasmid vector and paste it into another containing an expression cassette so I could get tandem expression of the two genes. The recipient vector had no suitable restriction sites for performing this […]