How DNA will Travel

A cell’s DNA contains a wealth of valuable information. This information allows organisms to create the proteins they need to live. Scientists also use the information stored within DNA to answer questions, diagnose diseases, solve crimes, and even unravel Earth’s…

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis FAQ Roundup

Our scientists answer many different questions every week from administrators, teachers, and students. These can range from simple clarifications to deeper, thought-provoking investigations, but the most common questions relate to agarose gel electrophoresis. We've written a lot about gel electrophoresis…

Putting the G (and A, C, T) in Genetics

Nucleotides are the basic building blocks of genetics. Thousands of them join together to form DNA (and RNA) molecules. In turn, each nucleotide molecule is itself composed of three subunits: a phosphate group, a five-carbon sugar, and a nitrogen containing…

A Quick Guide to Using SYBR Safe DNA Stain in Edvo-Kits

SYBR Safe DNA Stain is a quick and easy method to visualize DNA in agarose gels. It is a safer and more sensitive DNA stain alternative to ethidium bromide, and can be used with blue light or UV exposure. This…