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Life, Unbounded

Your Grandmother Was A Molecule


Well, perhaps your great-to-the-hundred-millionth-grandmother was. Understanding the origins of life and the mechanics of the earliest beginnings of life is as important for the quest to unravel the Earth’s biological history as it is for the quest to seek out other life in the universe. We’re pretty confident that single-celled organisms – bacteria and archaea [...]

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Monday Music Video: Biotech Support in Song

Life Technologies

During the time I taught laboratory courses here at the University of Illinois in cell and molecular biology (After nearly 20 years of that, I’ve moved to online teaching to give myself more flexibility for science outreach), I would often tell the students, particularly the ones who were considering going into research, that the best [...]

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A Biologist’s Mother’s Day Song

Biologist's Mother's Day Song

Happy Mother’s Day! A molecular biology ditty for mom by Adam Cole, who has a pretty fun science video channel. You know I love this one! “Slightly more than half of me is thanks to you!!” From his description below the video come his lyrics and a quote by the wonderful Robert Sapolsky. Lyrics: To [...]

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Monday Music Video: “Ph.Diva and the Mystery Band” – Animation of Life in the Biotech lab

Ph.Diva from Life Technologies' new video!

What do you do when your lab results are perplexing and contradict or add a new element to a finding you thought you already had sewn up? Today’s video shares (and maybe celebrates) that frustration of those who’ve experienced this! Perhaps you recall a very catchy tune and animated video about life in the lab [...]

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Monday Music Video: Ph. Diddy is on the scene! An Animated Music Video for Biotech Lab Work


In the vein of great science music videos created for biotech companies (see my post here and here, with more to come in future posts), a new video, with a very enjoyable tune and extreme familiarity with biotech lab work has emerged from Life Technologies. This video follows new biotech PhD candidate, Arnold Young (aka [...]

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The Curious Wavefunction

Winning two Nobel Prizes, turning down knighthoods: The legacy of Fred Sanger (1918-2013)

Fred Sanger (1918-2013) (Image: The Telegraph)

British biochemist Fred Sanger died today at 95. He’s the only person to win two Nobel Prizes in chemistry, an achievement that is unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon. In his full but not overly long career – promptly ending with retirement at the mandatory retirement age in Britain – Sanger revolutionized both protein sequencing [...]

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