Automated Western Blotting

Western Blots are a ubiquitous technique in biological and biochemical laboratories used to detect a specific protein in a sample using antibody binding. Running a western blot is one of the more mundane and time consuming tasks of a lab researcher. A new paper “Open source automated western blot processor” from Jorge Bravo-Martinez describes a […]

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OpenPlant toolkit

A paper from Jim Haseloff’s lab on a low maintenance model plant for bioengineering. The paper describes the process for maintaining genetic lines in the plant Marchantia polymorpha without the need for greenhouse facilities. It presents the work they’ve done to make the DNA easily editable (such as screening for promoters) for bioengineering purposes and […]

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