Surface features such as canyons and valleys on the “Red Planet” suggest an abundance of liquid water in its geological past. Water vapors on Mars were first detected in the early 60s followed by observation of water-rich ice patches decades later, but it was not until 2011 that Lujendra Ojha, a Nepali undergraduate student, spotted signs of possible water flows on our neighboring planet. Read more

As I was winding down my work for 2015, an article in “The Scientist” on shortage of agar in late November caught my eye. At the time, I was busy planning experiments that involved production of bacteriophages which infect and replicate within bacterial cells Read more

As we are approaching the end of the year, it fits to wrap up Splice’s achievements in 2015.

Splice blog was launched in March 2015 with the idea to provide life scientists with some easy reading during their coffee break, hence the slogan “Coffee Break News for Life Scientists”. It exhibits high quality articles, written by life science experts specialized in various scientific fields. Read more

It’s the busiest part of the year for Santa Claus (formerly known as Saint Nicholas of Myra born AD 270). Although some scholars argue that Santa is just a legendary figure still present in modern day folklore due to its successful marketing, Read more

Paper laboratory notebooks are becoming the bottleneck in laboratory information management, as they have problems keeping up with growing amount of data produced, demand for its traceability and reuse.

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Sample management should move from being an afterthought to become an integral part of the planning and execution of each experiment and research project

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The formation of holes in cheese has interested scientists for long time.

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In the last 15 years life science research and workflows have been transformed by new techniques and lab automation.

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Short Coffee Break Conversation about the Future of Sequencing

Meet Fang Chen, BGI – Beijing Genomics Institute, the world’s largest genomics organization. Read more