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Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a new DNA sequencing technology that has completely changed the way genomic research is done by allowing researchers to study biological systems at a new level, cheaper and faster than previous methods. With NGS came the ability...

What Are the Different Types of Chromatography?

From paper chromatography to column chromatography to gas chromatography, there are different types of Chromatography.  Chromatography is a way to separate mixtures into their parts. It is performed by passing a mixture through another substance, where the...

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin | Women in Science

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who developed protein crystallography. She is responsible for advancing X-ray crystallography, a method for determining a crystals 3D structure. At age 10, Dorothy became interested in chemistry and...

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Analysis and Testing

What is Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing? PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and may be called "molecular photocopying," as it's a technique used to "amplify," or copy, DNA segments. According to the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome...

FTIR Spectroscopy Testing and Analysis

FTIR is a type of  Spectroscopy known as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between radiation (electromagnetic radiation, or light, as well as particle radiation) and matter. There are many different types of...

a detailed illustration of a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) instrument within a contemporary laboratory setting

What is XRD Analysis?

XRD analysis, short for X-ray diffraction analysis, is an analytical technique used for the identification of crystalline material. XRD can provide information such as cell dimensions, atomic arrangement, size, phase, etc. XRD is commonly used for phase...

illustration of an X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) system. It showcases the setup within a laboratory environment, including the X-ray tube, crystalline sample mounted on a goniometer, and the detector for the diffracted X-rays.

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