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DIY Biotech: Gel Electrophoresis

DIY Biotech: Gel Electrophoresis

By Bryan Bergeron    View In Digital Edition  


This time, we’ll explore a technology used on a daily basis by super-sleuths: gel electrophoresis. In addition to examining the step-by-step process of how to obtain pure samples of charged molecules with little more than seaweed gelatin, a plastic chamber, and a DC power supply, we’ll review some DNA basics and see why gel electrophoresis is a cornerstone to many DIY Biotech projects.

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