Problem with Polyacrylamide gel
(by ben.long from yourfinger.anu.edu.au)
Mon May 14 18:44:27 EST 2007
> Making SDS-PAGE gels is not a difficult problem, its a tedious one
> which is prone to errors, and yes thanks I spent more time than I care
> to remember making my own gels and so I can appreciate this problem.
> Making SDS-PAGE gels particularly gradient gels is time wasting, and
> if there is a good product out there which can help people move there
> research forward so much the better. DK I can appreciate where your
> coming from about understanding your techniques but your average life
> science researcher really has better things to do rather than
> mastering the chemistry behind gel polymerisation.
Another 2 cents...
I agree Stew. I have to admit I know many great scientists who don't
actually understand the basics of how certain pieces of equipment work
or how to do a particular experiment, but they ask the right questions
and provide the right interpretations. These people are the ones
running large lab groups and looking to the frontiers of science. I
truly understand your position too DK since, as much as I admire such
great scientists their lack of understanding of some basics really sh!ts
me to tears!! As I see it, we have two choices as scientists. 1
Understand everything we do and get little done or, 2. Understand what
we need in order to get done what needs to be done!
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