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Apr 9, 2019

Our favorite lab techniques.  Jeff, molecular, Rob, cellular? Rob HATES bio banks and Jeff just can’t wrap his mind around them.  Special guest Devon makes her second appearance.


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Jeff: Expression screening phage libraries & 5’ Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends (5’RACE)

Rob: Plasmid Pigs & Microarrays for comparative genomic hybridization

Least favorites:

Jeff: Suiting up in the BSL3 lab

Rob: Biobanks



Front bumper: “Lonesome Railroad Blues” (1953) Firehouse Five, plus Two,

Rear bumper: “Night Train” The Mad Caps (1952),

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