Hello everyone, so this week I got into the lab and discovered that one of my DNA samples mysteriously disappeared. I had only gotten around to testing four out of the six methods that were given to us, and so with one missing, that put me at half but I decided to test the ones I had anyways. When I tested my samples, I discovered that only one of my samples was a decent sample. I think that the reason they were less than desirable was because I extracted DNA from a sample that was almost 5 days old, and they say that a young culture works best. So, I decided it was time to start all over and extract from fresh samples. So this time, I got through four samples again in a couple hours, and also doubled the extractions for each protocol, so I have a total of 8 samples to test. I plan on doing the other two samples on Monday when I get back. I also learned how to make a gel and run the nanodrop and electrophoresis. Hopefully I won't be sick anymore by then. Trying to be optimistic even though time is running out. We will see how far I can get caught up this weekend.Below are some photos of the gel electrophoresis during set up.