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The Beginner’s Guide to Reading Plasmid Maps

Plasmid maps are a cornerstone of biology, but they are confusing to read for beginners. Our easy guide tells you how to read them, where to look for essential information, and how to avoid common mistakes.

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Plasmid vs. Genomic DNA Extraction: The Difference

Most experiments start with a piece of DNA—either plasmid DNA or genomic DNA. And your downstream uses for it dictate how much you need, what contaminants you can tolerate, and your extraction and purification methods. In this article, we explain the key differences between plasmid and genomic DNA extraction methods.

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A Better Alternative to Immortalized Cells: Combining CRISPR and iPSCs

Investigating human diseases and genetic variation is complex, but CRISPR-edited induced pluripotent stem cells present a promising alternative to immortalized cell lines. This article delves into genome editing principles and offers practical steps for optimizing research techniques, ensuring more accurate and ethical studies.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Protein Structure Prediction

Dive into the world of protein structure science, where AI is revolutionizing the field by offering accurate predictions and free, open-access tools. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll explore these groundbreaking tools, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and examine the implications for traditional experimental methods like NMR and X-ray crystallography.

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Genetic Variants Explained

Genetic variants are critical to fields like evolution, diagnostics, and medicine—but they’re complex. This article breaks them down.

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How To Passage Cells in Culture

Learn the basics of how to passage cells in culture with this easy-to-follow guide. While the specifics change per cell line, the basics remain.

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Top 5 of the Most Commonly Used Cell Lines

Want to use a cell line but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you’re just curious about the most commonly used cell lines. Our top 5 most commonly used cell lines will help you get a feel for the cells that many researchers turn to.

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