Practical laboratory skills for molecular biologists
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This guide covers basic laboratory skills and other measures required to produce valid results in a molecular biology laboratory.
Working in any kind of laboratory will require the analyst to possess a basic set of practical skills. Measuring mass or volume, and preparing solutions of known concentration, are likely to be everyday activities, and are covered here. In addition, working in a molecular biology laboratory will entail specific considerations related to the nature of the materials being handled, such as quantification of nucleic acid material and laboratory spatial design, and these topics are also discussed.
This guide provides "do" and "don't" lists to ensure best practice.
This guide has been produced with support from the UK National Measurement System
, funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Author: Sanchez E, Wilkes T