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The Eternal Struggle

By Jody Law Honestly, if I could sum up this semester in one word, it would be “confused”. Last semester, we had a lab manual that was easy to follow (even though we deviated quite a bit). I felt like … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh, My Genes Weren’t This Tight the Last Time I Wore Them

By Sarah Cohen You know you’ve got phage on the mind when you start texting your friend about “Acid Wash Genes.” After spending roughly two class periods discussing how to annotate the genes of our phage, Altwerkus, we were finally … Continue reading

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The Struggle Bus

By Deborah Chin First semester was great. I didn’t know what I was doing at times, but I always finished the task at hand somehow. It felt good to actually be in the lab, put on my white coat and … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics…Round 2

You’d think that after months of searching for the best possible starts and stops of genes, blasting base pair sequences, and hhpred-ing protein sequences, two things would occur: 1) We’d know everything there is to know about Manatee’s genome and … Continue reading

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Analyze This

by John Cotoia I always feel so amazing when I tell people I analyzed the genetic material of a bacteriophage. Most of the time people stare back in bewildered wonder before I begin my litany of explanations, but of course … Continue reading

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From Bio Lab to Computer Lab

Phage Hunters is back and has been working on annotating Manatee’s genome for three weeks now. It used to take 3 hours to annotate three possible genes, but now we are all pros. We can get 10 genes annotated in … Continue reading

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