Archon X PRIZE for Genomics

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WBVRnvjfPE&feature=related]YouTube - Archon X PRIZE for Genomics[/ame]
     
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    You understand that shit, you're seeing the face of God.
     
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    And you know that we couldn't sequence that shit without those two brothers....
    who happen to be hardcore Christians...

    the brothers Chudnovsky.
     
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    I will admit, it is fun to play God.

    Although, it would be nice if I wouldn't have to wait nearly a month to get a genome sequenced. Hell, right now, I'm in a tough spot because I have no easy method to sequence a mutant I've grown...and have to rely upon inefficient guess-and-check PCR.
     
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    You poor little nerd.
     
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    And btw, I've known many nerds.
     
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    No doubt I'm a nerd, but at 200lbs, I'm not exactly little. ;)
     
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    I thought PCR was for replication, not sequencing??
     
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    You can use it to screen for select portion of genomic DNA. Normally, I would use one primer that binds to the mutation, and one primer that binds to genomic DNA, so only mutants would produce a PCR product.

    Do to...inter-lab politics...I cannot get the sequence of this particular plasmid I'm using, and I don't have the time to get the plasmid and/or potential mutants sequenced. So I'm guessing where the plasmid might enter and building PCR primers for those regions, hoping I'll get lucky.

    So far, I haven't been too lucky...
     
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    Kill them all and then use the machines without their interference?
     

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