Qiagen refuses to tell!

Richard Daines rdaines at q.continuum.net
Fri Aug 30 15:21:59 EST 1996

Where's the mystery, the kits say what the solutions and material are and
they even go into great detail explaining how they work.  Giving students
reagents to mix up their own solutions does not mean that they will
understand the components ot thjeir function any more than using a kit. 
Kits, as an introduction to the procedure, at least provide some degree of
quality contol.
Richard J. Daines
Mystic, CT

rdaines at q.continuum.net

Michael W. Thompson <mthom0 at pop.uky.edu> wrote in article
<507cg7$2ku at service3.uky.edu>...
>      I agree with you totally.  I tend to avoid kits in the first place
anyway.  They are 
> expensive, and there are usually procedures available utilizing chemicals
in the lab that 
> are just as good or even better.  I also get the feeling that kits are
especially bad for 
> students, because they don't learn the basic chemistry or biochemistry of
how a 
> procedure works.  They just follow the directions of the kit using
"solution A" and 
> "solution B" robotically and never know the basis behind what they are

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