Have you ever wondered how long it takes to make a plasmid? Or have you thought about how much total time you spend in the lab cloning before you can start on your experiment? What about all the reagents you need to order? Sometimes, it feels like an eternity of cloning, waiting, and repeating before you can finally dive deep into experiments.
Since one million plasmids shared is upon us at Addgene, we started wondering, just how much time and money do researchers spend cloning? How much does material sharing speed science?