Back in the day when I was a grad student (ugh…I’m starting to sound like my grandfather) people in the lab used to fight over possession of the “red book.” Registering for a copy of Current Protocols in Molecular Biology was expensive, but it entitled subscribers to quarterly updates of newly released protocols which were religiously added to the red binder when they arrived. Pages were stained with coomassie dye, dried salt from electrophoresis gels and who knows what else.
A lot has changed since then and there is now a plethora of online resources that anyone can refer to for the latest and greatest molecular protocols. Below are a list of a few sites that we’ve found to be quite useful to the budding molecular biologist. We’d love to add your favorite site to the list. Please respond by clicking on the comment button above.