<ul><li>Making something visible is not the same as visualizing something </li></ul>Editing by Professional Editors
Making something visible versus visualizing something Science and technology have extended our sense of vision: a microsco...
Therefore, avoid writing &quot;differences between the DNA samples were visualized by means of gel electrophoresis&quot; (...
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Making something visible is not the same as visualizing something

  1. 1. <ul><li>Making something visible is not the same as visualizing something </li></ul>Editing by Professional Editors
  2. 2. Making something visible versus visualizing something Science and technology have extended our sense of vision: a microscope allows us to see objects so small that they are invisible to the naked eye; a telescope does the same for distant objects. In biology, selective staining helps us see objects clearly by improving colour contrast. Column chromatography goes one step ahead: it makes those differences visible when the properties in question have no optical counterpart at all in nature. All these are techniques that make something visible-but whether they allow us to visualize something depends not on the techniques but on our imagination: a line chart helps us visualize what the data mean, a flow diagram helps us visualize a process, and a route map helps us visualize the path we want to take.
  3. 3. Therefore, avoid writing &quot;differences between the DNA samples were visualized by means of gel electrophoresis&quot; (yet another technique) when you mean &quot;differences between the DNA samples were made visible using gel electrophoresis.&quot; Or avoid writing &quot;the spores were visualized using trypan blue&quot; (trypan blue is a stain) when you mean &quot;the spores were made visible using trypan blue&quot; (in fact, you can write &quot;the spores were stained with trypan blue&quot; because it is understood that the purpose of staining is to make an object visible). Making something visible versus visualizing something
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