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BactoBeads™ are non-pathogenic, freeze-dried microbes (bacteria and lower eukaryotes) that are easily cultured for use in the classroom. Each bead contains microorganisms, buffer, salts and nutrient broth in an instantly soluble pellet.
The Genesis of New Genes
The advent of whole-genome sequencing has produced a number of startling discoveries related to the human genome. For starters, we are hardly as complex as we would like to think; Homo sapiens lags behind many organisms in both the size of our genome and the number of genes it encodes.
Tagged on: Advanced, Intermediate, De novo, Genes, Mutation
Edvotek Road Trip - NSTA STEM Forum & Expo in the Big Easy
I’m in the process of packing up for the NSTA Stem Forum and Expo. This year, the conference is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’ve never been to New Orleans, so I’m looking forward to exploring the rich history of the city, including the architecture, the music, and the beignets (of course).
Tagged on: Beginner, NSTA, STEM, Workshop
Biotechnology Basics: An Introduction to PCR
PCR is a technique that allows researchers to quickly create many copies of a specific region of DNA in vitro.
Tagged on: Beginner, Biotech Basics, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Tips and Tricks
Amazing Regenerating Organisms
The idea of regenerating body parts is normally the stuff of books, movies and comics, but there are real-life animals that have this amazing ability. From regrowing missing limbs to repairing internal organs, these organisms continue to amaze us!
Tagged on: Beginner, Organisms, Regeneration
NSTA National Conference in Boston
It’s been a few weeks, but we’ve finally unpacked and gotten back into the office routine following a whirlwind trip to the NSTA National Conference in Boston. Not only were we excited to kick off April at one of our favorite conference events, but we also put aside a little free time as well to eat in the North End, visit friends, and just be normal (yet nerdy) tourists!
Tagged on: Beginner, NSTA, Workshop
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