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Bala Radhakrishnan

Bala is a graduate student in Germany. He loves technology and can often be found in the blogosphere and the interweb. His free time is consumed by photography and books.

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Bis-Tris Gels: Sharpen Up Your Protein Bands

Bis-Tris Gels: Sharpen Up Your Protein Bands

By Balachandar | August 3, 2016

A sprinkling of Bis-tris is all it takes improve your protein gels considerably. If you can afford it!

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Genome Viewers/Editors – Three of the Best

By Balachandar | July 28, 2016

Sometimes the wide view is the best so a good genome viewer is a must for every molecular biologist. We review three leading genome viewer packages to get you started..

A Story of the Naturally Obsessed

A Story of the Naturally Obsessed

By Balachandar | May 14, 2010

Some time back, Suzanne wrote a really funny article full of ideas for reality TV shows for scientists, and one idea a reality show showing everday life in the lab. About a few days back one a friend of mine twittered me a link to a documentary film shot by Richard & Carole Rifkind. Richard…

Folding can be fun

Folding can be fun

By Balachandar | June 20, 2008

If you’ve been interested in the Folding at Home project, but wanted to play a much more active role then your wait is over.

Quick and Dirty Screening for Cloned Inserts

By Balachandar | April 2, 2008

For identifying positive clones from a plasmid cloning procedure, the routine of performing a mini-prep and then checking the putative clones by restriction digestion is most commonly used. Of course, if you need to screen a large number of clones, another option is a colony PCR to identify positives, followed by restriction digests to confirm.…

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