EdvoTech Tips: How to choose the correct DNA ladder

Gel electrophoresis is a powerful technique to separate biomolecules for further analysis. We've discussed agarose gel electrophoresis, for analyzing DNA or RNA, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), for analyzing proteins, previously on this blog. However, we often get questions about…

By popular demand: edible electrophoresis!

As you should remember, agarose gel electrophoresis is a technique that uses electricity and a porous gel matrix to separate DNA (and other molecules) into discreet bands based on size, shape, or charge. The agarose gel used to separate the…