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…

And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to…

This week, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the discovery of one of the hottest biotechnology tools out there - CRISPR! This marks the first…

The importance of defining core concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology education

This is a guest post from our colleagues at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) have emerged as a distinctive scientific discipline that deals with the chemistry of living organisms and life at…