Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that has revolutionized the world of molecular biology and beyond. In this article, we will discuss a brief history of PCR and its principles, highlighting the different types of PCR and the specific purposes to which they are being applied.
When it comes to analyzing cells in a lab setting, flow cytometry is a widely used and comprehensive single-cell analysis method. This article outlines what flow cytometry is, how it works, the different types that exist, how data are analyzed, and what the future holds for flow cytometry.
N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a psychedelic compound under investigation for a range of therapeutic uses. One avenue of research is being pursued by Algernon Pharmaceuticals, who are investigating whether sub-hallucinogenic DMT doses could help to protect and repair the brain in the hours after a stroke.
Over the last 56 years, researchers have been developing methods and technologies to assist in the determination of nucleic acid sequences in biological samples. Our ability to sequence DNA and RNA accurately has had a great impact in numerous research fields. This article discusses what next-generation sequencing (NGS) is, advances in the technology and its applications.
The second part of this series examines industrial and medical applications of hemp and emphasize the importance of regular testing for heavy metals to ensure maximum consumer safety.