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Archive | December, 2012

DNA

Applications in PCR: PCR in genetic and genome engineering

Genetic and genome engineering is a useful tool for researchers, from producing proteins to understanding disease, and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has a vital role supporting this process by cloning the DNA fragments used to modify the genomes of the bacteria, yeasts, animals and plants used in biological, agricultural and medical research. The role […]

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PCR in the festive season

Even though the big day is now over, Christmas is still very much in everyone’s thoughts, and PCR is just as important at Christmas than at any other time… Christmas Island The Christmas Island land crab Gecarcoidea natalis has a very different lifestyle at different times of the year. When it migrates annually for breeding […]

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Karly the Scientist

It won’t be news to you that being a scientist is more a vocation than a job.  I like to think of it as a vocation without vacations.  I’m often thinking about something PhD related when I fall asleep or when I’m on the bus.  But I find it creeps in deeper than that and […]

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