Going with the fluidics

Going with the fluidics

All six washing machines are filled. Maybe I am earlier than on past Sundays or maybe the place is busier? One of the machines was done, and feeling a little sheepish handling someone else’s clothing, I placed it on top…

Convenience destroys

Convenience destroys

In which the losses a text suffer from abbreviations and acronyms are chronicled.

Breath held

Breath held

In which the joys of numerical analysis are recounted. Learn about the amazing goScript.

Scientist as trucker

Scientist as trucker

Last Wednesday, I drove to Manhattan to pick up an Illumina GAIIx gene sequencing machine (Fig. 1). Arguably, I have never written a sentence less probable. I hardly sequence DNA by the kilo-base, let alone by the giga-base, and driving…

A wee dram of data

A wee dram of data

What do you call a woman who drinks too much? … … A dram queen. OK ok, sorry, couldn’t resist, on with the tales of lab dram. This week, I slipped the traces of the computer and pulled the lab…

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

This week, I have been measuring. This sounds as though I have been holding up a ruler to measure how high my plants have grown, or perhaps putting a dozen leaves on a balance. But no, I am using a…

Red bands of courage

Red bands of courage

A short and maybe sweet account of further doings at MBL

Marine Biological Laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

In which my sojourn at MBL commences.

Dosed!

Dosed!

The debut of fat roots.

Submergence in agar

Submergence in agar

Where a successful experimental system dawns…