Just like dating, choosing which core facility to send work to can be rife with clichés, Genomic Repairman says. While each varies according to its service offerings, he says that in general there are five main types of core labs that parallel stereotypes associated with potential dates. For example, there’s the much talked-about “core of ill-repute,” who always asks for more sample, but seldom generates good results, he says.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.