Conquering DNA Concentration and Purity Calculations 

This post is for you if: You’re looking at a DNA sample tube of clear liquid and wondering “Is there really anything in there?” You’re trying to optimize a PCR, sequencing, cloning, or transfection experiment. You love the subject of lab book…

Cleaning up chemical spills in the laboratory

In spite of everyone's best efforts, accidents happen in the laboratory. Glassware is dropped or chipped, fingers are stabbed by sharps, and chemicals are spilled on the bench or floor. If handled properly, a chemical spill can be nothing more…

Scientific crafting: DIY manipulatives to use in your laboratory

What is a manipulative? Simply put, they are physical models that allow students to physically engage with a scientific concept before performing the experiment. These models are very important teaching tools in the science classroom, as they represent a low-stakes…

Everything you wanted to know about lab gloves (but were afraid to ask)

We think getting people into the lab is awesome. It’s THE place for discoveries, learning, and science! But it does require more protection than opening a textbook. Enter personal protective equipment or PPEs. Gloves are part of the triumvirate of…