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Labs for Inspiration: Making a Difference with Bio-Rad’s Science Ambassador Program

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 11-20-2013

In August of 2012, Bio-Rad launched the Science Ambassador program, a corporate responsibility initiative fostering hands-on life science education. The program links interested scientists with interested nearby teachers through a simple website, so that the scientists can visit classrooms to conduct an exciting, one-hour DNA extraction lab. Bio-Rad facilitates these connections and supplies the scientists with free Genes in a Bottle™ DNA kits for up to 36 students per class, as well as easy-to-follow lesson plans.

In under a year’s time, the program has already made significant progress. Nearly 300 scientists and 300 teachers across the U.S. and Canada have signed up. And, in the single most important measure, more than 5,500 students (plus one big city mayor) have had the program’s signature lab experience: an up-close and personal encounter with their own DNA.

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One Month Left to Win $5,000 from FASEB

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-30-2013

What a great initiative by FASEB. You can win $5,000 while helping science at the same time. Enter the contest today!

Learning to do science

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 10-16-2013

Gene’s in a bottle is one of the coolest kIts produced by Bio-Rad. Check our the reaction on these kids faces.

Your profession is your passion!

Who in the world is Harold Varmus?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-27-2013

Harold Varmus is the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes. Check out a tribute to Dr. Varmus below.

What are two high school students from Tennessee doing that makes every scientist jealous?

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 08-27-2013

Two high school students from Tennessee have accomplished what many 4th year graduate students are still dreaming of doing…publishing their results in a top scientific journal.

Dalton Chaffee and Hayes Griffin worked with mentor R. Tucker Gilman, a former postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to study mate choice.

Their work was published this week in the journal Evolution.

The students began their research between their junior and senior years at Bearden High School in Knoxville. They wanted to know why individuals choose the mates they choose.

Read more about these talented young students…