4 Tips for Efficient Primer Design

  Primers are essential for initiating DNA amplification, whether for the purposes of detection, cloning or sequencing. Thus, it is crucial to understand how to successfully design primers. Here are the four tips for efficient primer design and primer management.   Understand the Basic Primer Design Rules The primer you design impacts the entire DNA amplification process.…

Databases for Molecular Biologists

With the myriad information in today’s digital world, it can be difficult to know where to look for what you really need. Databases are “Google” for scientists, holding thousands of data for endless uses. Here, we have consolidated different scientific databases and repositories to simplify your search, so you can spend more time pioneering science.…

What 80 Biologists Working on the First Synthetic Yeast Chromosome Wish they had

With the most recent triumph of developing the world’s first completely synthetic eukaryotic chromosome under the leadership of Dr. Jef Boeke’s Johns Hopkins lab it is clear that ambitions within the field of Synthetic Biology are growing larger every day. With these incredible undertakings come larger sequences, and with these larger sequences come larger teams…