Exploring the Genetics of Taste: PTC PCR Perfection

SNP analysis of the PTC gene using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is one of my favorite ways to demonstrate the link between genotype and phenotype in the classroom laboratory. This wonderful experiment involves the isolation of human DNA from…

GFP Transformation Resource Roundup

One of the most impactful experiments in the Biotechnology Laboratory is Kit #223, Transformation of E. coli with Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). We love this experiment for many reasons: green, glowing bacteria, a visual link between genotype and phenotype, and…

Frequently Asked Questions: What modifications are needed to run my experiment on the EDGE?

The EDGE electrophoresis system is one of the simplest ways to incorporate agarose gel electrophoresis into the biotechnology classroom. Teachers are loving the integration of electrophoresis tank, power supply, and blue light visualization, making it an easy fit for educational…