Over at Think Gene, Andrew Yates posts pictures of an "indie genomics lab." He says, "Yes, it can be done, and yes people are doing it." The indie lab includes everything from an old PCR machine to an electrophoresis box to Oragene.

Looks like if your lab is hitting tough times, you can dust off that old equipment under the bench and put it up on Craigslist.

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