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Do you outsource experiments? If so, which?

cloning protein production genome-wide microarrays dna sequencing

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#1 doxorubicin



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

There was a time when any self-respecting biochemist would manually sequence his/her own plasmids, and now we think nothing of sending a 96-well plate of DNA out for sequencing. What other experiments/methods do you outsource?

#2 hobglobin


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

I'd not call this experiments but routine work.
Other stuff is primer/oligo synthesis.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

There are lots of things that people in labs used to have to do for themselves, but can now pay for. I agree with hobglobin, I don't think what you are describing is outsourcing experiments though. DNA sequencing isn't an experiment.

To add one to the list:
antibody production and labelling (I either purchase commercially available antibodies, or send my hybridoma to have them make some antibody up for me)

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