AppendixExperimental Techniques Used in Life Science Research

When studying life science, learning about the experimental techniques involved will aid understanding of this area of study. This chapter aims to describe the outline of what kinds of experiments are being performed in the field of life science to aid understanding of the contents of this book, rather than teaching the details of the experimental procedures.

Several Nobel Prizes have been awarded for the development of experimental techniques, and otherwise, new experimental techniques have greatly contributed to the discoveries leading to the prize. You are recommended to imagine by yourself what kind of experiment would reveal what kind of facts. If your idea is unique, it may possibly be the seed of a Nobel Prize.

In this chapter, the experimental techniques are briefly explained—mainly for nucleic acids, proteins, cells, and gene recombination.

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