Plasmids show up everywhere, and are very useful to synthetic biologists. They are short, circular pieces of DNA that are separate from the chromosome of the cell that they inhabit.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
PCR is a common lab technique used to amplify a gene for use in further tests or steps.
Why I'm writing a synthetic biology blog
I found it difficult to learn programming, but never wrote down my progress. Now maybe my struggles with biology will be able to help someone else.