The Top 100 Papers in Biotechnology — and How to Bring Them Into Your Classroom

In order to communicate their findings to others in their field, scientists will publish their data in peer-reviewed journals.  Some of the techniques within these papers have revolutionized the way we do science.  Nature, a leading science journal, tabulated the…

Edvotek Road Trip — NSTA Area Meeting in Richmond, VA

Last week, we kicked off our busy fall conference schedule with the NSTA Area Meeting in Richmond, VA. Richmond is just a stone's throw away from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., so we packed up our truck and got on the road.  While in Richmond,…

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…