January 29th, 2007

Stupider mistakes have been made....

Note to self: when adding the secondary antibody, make sure it's the secondary antibody you're adding and not another primary...

...about the title: I'm sure stupider mistakes have been made. I'm also pretty sure that I didn't make them...

ADDED: After many comments, it has become patently clear to me that I have made those stupider mistakes...each and every one of them...what am I doing in a lab?
Contemplate!

No thanks for the help

No thanks to the new guy who thought my viable cancer cells were dead because the media was yellow - and promptly discarded them. Yeah, I was planning on using those today, but next week when I'll be retardo-busy was when I really wanted to start my in vivo studies.
leafy greens

looking for a video I saw a long time ago

(crossposted to some science communities)

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, my Genetics professor showed us a video made in the 1970s, depicting DNA transcription and translation. The major difference between this video and every animation I've seen that accompanies a textbook is that in this video, the various molecules were represented by people dressed up in weird costumes -- for example, I think one of the enzymes was someone in a fairy costume with a magic wand. If I'm remembering correctly, the video was shot on a football field by Berkeley graduate students. I've looked on youtube and done a few google searches, but haven't come up with anything. I'd love to be able to see it again, and show it to other people if possible. Does anyone have any information on it, where I might find or download a copy, know other people who have seen it, etc?

Thanks for any leads.