Keith Robison blogs about his foray into a wet lab. After much time away from the lab bench, he rolled up his sleeves to help out in a sequencing lab, labeling plates and loading the thermocycler. The process has changed a bit since he last was in a wet lab and he sees it changing even more in the future.

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