Essence of mouse.


In case anyone was wondering, this is the sort of thing I do all day. That cotton-candy-looking stuff is mouse genomic DNA, about 600 micrograms of it, harvested from a tumor caused (we’re trying to find out how) by deletion of the MNT gene in T cells. I was going to try to say something profound, but the little DNA monster (the “eyes” are air bubbles trapped when the DNA came out of solution) rather deflated my pomposity.

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