'harmless' PCR test

Fred Hyde fwhyde at ibm.net
Fri Dec 11 09:18:56 EST 1998

Tony Hodge wrote: On a related topic - we have an annual 'Take your
Daughters to Work' day

> where daughters of staff get to come in to the lab and do some
> interesting but 'non-hazardous' science. (This year they did some EM
> and
> image reconstruction) Something like the above proposal could be fun
> (with proper ethical precautions) BUT - how to run a gel without using
> hazardous chemicals to visualise the DNA...


Run the gels and stain with SYBR Gold or SYBR Green, and get yourself a
Dark Reader (non-UV transilluminator) to visualize the gel. Works great.


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