sequencing gels won't stick!!

Kimberly Ann Winkeler kwinkel at
Fri Jan 26 16:23:14 EST 1996

Hi all!

I just wanted to pick your brains about getting my sequencing gels to 
stick to Whatman paper after running the gel.  I run 8% gels (I know 
that's high, but it gives me great resolution), and on rare occasions 
(although very frequently lately :( ), the gel refuses to stick to the 
paper.  Any ideas why?  The only oddball thing I can think of is that 
maybe it's weather related (lower humidity in the winter); I know that 
sounds corny, but I'm stumped.  I guess the more important question is:  
How do I get the gel to reliably stick to the paper EVERY time?  Any and 
all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance

Kim Winkeler
Emory University
kwinkel at

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