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How to Survive a Lab Inspection
How to Survive a Lab Inspection
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Download our guide on getting your lab prepared for inspection and receive guidance on chemical inspections, waste management, house-keeping and much more.

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10 Tips to Ensure Accurate Weighing
10 Tips to Ensure Accurate Weighing
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Download our FREE guide to improve your accuracy of your weighing technique. Tips include: handling sample effects, choosing the right balance environment and balance care.

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How to Care for Your Microscope
How to Care for Your Microscope
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This guide will help you look after your microscope, helping you improve your images and the life of your instrument. Advice includes storage and maintenance, cleaning routines, and correct bulb and lens care.

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6 Steps for Tackling Your First Scientific Paper
6 Steps for Tackling Your First Scientific Paper
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Download our comprehensive guide to writing concise and logical scientific papers. Tips include how to get started, how to structure your paper and assistance on accurate referencing.

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Top Tips for RNA Extraction from Mouse Brain Tissue
Top Tips for RNA Extraction from Mouse Brain Tissue
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Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) is essential for genetic regulation and expression. In many neuroscience studies, animal models such as mice are used, and accordingly, you may find that you must extract RNA from mouse brain tissue at some point or other.

There are unique challenges that arise when trying to extract RNA from mouse brain samples. This guide outlines the main precautions you should take to overcome these challenges and achieve successful RNA extraction.

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How to Keep a Lab Notebook
How to Keep a Lab Notebook
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Our FREE guide will help you organize your experimental data effectively, enabling you to create a lab notebook that provides everything needed to give your work transparency and reproducibility.

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How to Become a Science Writer: 8 Tips to Guide You
How to Become a Science Writer: 8 Tips to Guide You
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Download our free guide for tips on becoming a science writer, including organizing your time and creating your own brand.

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Optimizing Your Sample Handling and Management
Optimizing Your Sample Handling and Management
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Sample management in the laboratory can be complicated, procedures vary significantly depending on the identity of the samples. This free guide describes key considerations for sample handling and management.

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8 Steps to Successful SMRT Sequencing
8 Steps to Successful SMRT Sequencing
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When Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) sequencing was first released, it promised a huge shift in our approach to sequencing – moving away from methods that had up to that point been validated and entrenched in labs across the world. In this guide, PacBio's Nick Sisneros provides some insight into SMRT Sequencing and the tips and tricks that will ensure success in the template prep and sample preparation for use on this sequencing platform.

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8 Tips for Improving Your NGS Libraries
8 Tips for Improving Your NGS Libraries
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For most laboratory workflows, you’re only as good as your starting material. This is particularly true for next-generation sequencing (NGS). Here are several tips and tricks to preparing NGS libraries that hold true across all applications.

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