Five things we learned about electrophoresis

Agarose gel electrophoresis is one of the most versatile techniques in the biotechnology laboratory. However, we rarely think about how the technique was developed! So we decided to hit the literature to learn more about the research and development that…

Happy Birthday, Henrietta Lacks!

Happy Birthday, Henrietta Lacks! August 1st marks the 100th birthday of Henrietta Lacks, a virtual unknown African-American woman until recently, but a person whose impact on modern medicine is incalculable. Though the origins and commercialization of “HeLa” cells are fraught…