Live from DC, it’s an Edvotek Workshop!

Dear teachers, You inspire us!  We know how hard you’ve been working to keep your students engaged over the past few weeks, and we want to let you know that we think you are doing an amazing job. We’ve seen…

Biotechnology Basics: Making the Polymerase Chain Reaction Easier with PCR EdvoBeads

Invented in 1983 by Kary Mullis, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) has become indispensable in modern molecular biology research. Through a clever use of DNA polymerase Dr. Mullis discovered a method to quickly create many copies of a specific sequence of…

Five Ways to Improve Your Transformation Experiments

Transformation is the process through which bacteria can pick up foreign DNA from the surrounding environment. The newly acquired genetic information is both stable and heritable. In the laboratory, we can transform bacteria with small, circular pieces of DNA called…