Growing neurons: Part 1 (Overview)
This is the first in a series of blog posts about what it takes to grow neuronal cultures.
Saving cells for future use is extermely useful. In this post, I go over a basic cryopreservation technique
MAP kinase comes up as a canonical example in much of systems biology, and I wanted to write a short post about what it actually is
Immortal cell lines
Immortal cell lines are immensely useful to research. They allow us to produce fully differentiated cells in high quantities.
One of the foundations of biology is proteins.
I have heard a lot about the lac operon, and had never looked into it. I’ve taken this opportunity to explain the basics of how it can be used to select for engineered organisms
DNA methylation in prokaryotes
DNA methylation has profound effects in genetics which are still being studied. Methylation affects synthetic biologists by digesting transferred DNA and introducing mutations to transferred DNA
There is currently a lot of news dedicated to an outbreak of coronavirus in China and the US. I wanted to understand more about this virus with the knowledge that I have gained on my biology learning path.
Gene transfer in plants
Inserting genes into plants is how we get GMOs and other cool plants
Creating a virus
Viruses can be very useful for synthetic biology. They allow us to add DNA to larger organisms with greater certainty. In this post, I want to add my own understanding to a procedure that I found on the internet.