Exploring the Genetics of Taste: PTC PCR Perfection

SNP analysis of the PTC gene using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is one of my favorite ways to demonstrate the link between genotype and phenotype in the classroom laboratory. This wonderful experiment involves the isolation of human DNA from…

It’s Time for an EDGE™ Giveaway!

Its a new season and the school year is well under way. To celebrate cooler weather and to combat those mid-semester blues, we're giving away a Cat. #500 EDGE™ Integrated Electrophoresis System to one lucky winner! The EDGE™ Integrated Electrophoresis…

5 Tips to Speed Up Your DNA Electrophoresis Experiments

Agarose gel electrophoresis is one of the most common biotechnology experiments in high school and undergraduate teaching laboratories. Unfortunately, it also tends to require at least 45 minutes to perform... assuming that everything works exactly as it should, nobody makes…