Editorial Articles

  • Picking a PCR Polymerase? No Problem!

    Picking a PCR Polymerase

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Taq DNA polymerase works great for routine applications, but not every application is routine. Plus, there are those pesky replication errors. For ... read more
  • Optimizing PCR: Finding the Best Conditions for the Best Results

    Optimizing PCR: Finding the Best Conditions for the Best Results

    Monday, May 03, 2010
    It really is science, right—not magic? Finding the best conditions for your PCR protocols can be frustrating and time-consuming, but it is becoming... read more
  • High-Tech Takes on Taq Polymerase

    High-Tech Takes on Taq Polymerase

    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Taq DNA Polymerase, an enzyme that catalyzes the incorporation of dNTPs into DNA, is one of the most commonly used polymerases in molecular biology. ... read more
  • PCR Mixes

    PCR Mixes

    Friday, March 20, 2009
    If PCR is a frequent activity in your laboratory, then a good way to save time is to make a master mix. A mix for PCR usually contains buffer, ... read more
  • Fast(er) PCR

    Fast(er) PCR

    Monday, March 09, 2009
    Can you complete a PCR run in less than 30 minutes? If not, check out “fast PCR,” a term coined to refer to a standard PCR protocol that underwent a ... read more
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