DNA Barcoding: Identifying Organisms at the Molecular Level

How would you identifying all the species in the picture? You could consult a field guide, ask a mycologist (a person who specializes in fungi), or you could sequence its DNA. This last choice is becoming increasingly popular and is…

Biotechnology Basics – What is a Model Organism?

What is a model organism? A model organism is any plant, animal or microorganism that allows us to study fundamental questions in biology that may be hard to study directly in complex organisms like humans. What are some characteristics of…

Careers where DNA Sequencing Technology is Important

Interested in learning more about DNA Sequencing Technology?  Check out our previous posts on the history of DNA sequencing and on DNA sequencing in today's laboratory! The development of DNA sequencing technologies has revolutionized biology and medicine. DNA sequencing is…