Clever sells, just no doubt about it. In this week’s Friday Follies we have not just clever, but smart and well-produced, too. It’s a music video, The PCR Song, a “We Are the World” satire on behalf of Bio-Rad Laboratories’ 100 Thermal-Cyclers, used in Polymerase Chain Reaction testing, that is, DNA tests. You know:
PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.
That IS the real Huey Lewis, isn’t it? Guess we’ll have to check his DNA.
Guanine met Cytosine, fell in love
And then Thymine got busy with Adenine
They sent the messenger-RNA
To the ribosome to make more protein
There. That’s enough geek humor for today. (Hat tip: John Derbyshire.)
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