What are the common problems with DNA Isolations and forming cell lines?
The most common problem is the Hemolysis of Blood. The lysed Red Blood Cells interfere in the separation of mononuclear cells. In addition, blood received more than 48 hours post draw is a problem. Half-filled blood tubes reduce the viability of the cells for cell lines.
What is the purpose of filter paper?
Filter papers are used for the purpose of quality control and should be utilized in the field at the time of the blood draw; which we will process for the cost of $2.00. We recommend VWR Labshop www.vwrlabshop.com for the purchase of filter paper supplies.
How do I describe the HGRC in a grant submission?