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  1. #1 Im looking for some suggestions on lab items 
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    I'm looking to buy some lab supply's and equipment. I'm new to this so I don't know what I need I was wondering what supply's would be most valuable I like synthetic biology and chemistry and anything that has to do with space and space exploration? I'm also interested in chemical engineering im just looking for the basics supply's needed to do experiments and the chemicals that are need for standard research in chemistry and biology and any suggestions will be helpful thanks in advance for your suggestions i don't know if i put this on the right forum or not if i didn't tell me.


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    I want to do many experiments but i don't know what experiments i want to do. i was just looking for the utmost basic supply's I'm not looking for very fancy equipment just the basics


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    Buy a chemistry set. It will give you the chemicals, the equipment, the procedures, the safety instructions, etc.

    What kind of basic chemistry do you want to preform in synthetic biology?
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    i don't need chemicals right now im just wondering what things i need to conduct experiments like beakers and test tubes and a chemistry set is way to basic.
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    I agree with PhDemon in that your request is far too vague. I mean, we could suggest you buy a centrifuge, an incubator, an HPLC, a bioreactor, a spectrophotometer, a set of pipettes, a thermocycler, a 80C freezer, a fume hood, a BSL 2 lab, etc, etc but do you have $1M for these things? And do you need these things? How do we know what you need if you can't tell us what you want to do? As synthetic biology has a broad spectrum, so do the experiments and, subsequently, the equipment needed for them.
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    It's a hobby In my house and no I don't have anywhere near a $1000000 dollars for it and yes what you suggested above was what I was going for but more toned down
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    I would point out that with reasonable evidence, grants can applied for with the proper institutions. Seeking out such things on a Science forum is a bit like applying for foodstamps at walmart.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hgdjf12 View Post
    i don't need chemicals right now im just wondering what things i need to conduct experiments like beakers and test tubes and a chemistry set is way to basic.
    If you don't know what you need, how do you know a chemistry set is too basic?

    Some in this review look like they might reasonably good as starting points: http://chemistry-set-stores-review.t...sets-pg11.html

    But maybe you need to say more about what your level of knowledge/experience is, what work/study in the area you have already done, etc.
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    Hgdjf12, why are you interested in synthetic biology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I would point out that with reasonable evidence, grants can applied for with the proper institutions. Seeking out such things on a Science forum is a bit like applying for foodstamps at walmart.com.
    For some reason, I thought I was reading the thread about oodles of free energy from water thread when I posted this response to post number 7. Not sure how I mixed things up since I don't remember reading the content of this thread- aside from post 7- at all.

    This proves that I am a lunatic.
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    Figure out what you want to do, then come back for a logical answer
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