Genetic Techniques

Genetic Techniques

This webinar will focus on often-tested topics such as PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA microarray, the purpose of reporter genes, and strategies on how to tackle passages with intense genetics figures.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Connect techniques to nucleotides

  • Gel reading

  • Which technique to use for which purpose


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Transcriptional vs. translational regulation

  • The purpose of cDNA

  • 4 types of PCR

  • Sanger sequencing

  • Cloning

  • Blots, SNOW DROP!

  • RNA interference


On the MCAT

  • The hardest techniques on the exam will be biochemical and genetics. If you have wet lab experience with these techniques, great! But you don’t necessarily need to because knowing the basics (transcription vs. translation) really well can help you answer even the most convoluted of questions.


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