Scientists for Better PCR

Let’s pretend this never happened:

Those are the Scientists for Better PCR, complete with their own wanna-be Boss. Because when you need to find out who the daddy is, you turn to PCR.


  1. #1 Deepak
    January 11, 2008


  2. #2 Stacy
    January 11, 2008

    I loved this! I’m so glad you shared it. My AP biology students thought it was hilarious. Anything that makes science more interesting (and look fun) is great to me.

  3. #3 Amit
    January 11, 2008

    This was a big hit with my labmates!
    Too funny!

  4. #4 donquijotesrocket
    January 11, 2008

    Even though it wasn’t his area of expertise I can’t help but feel that Tom Lehrer would have done it better.

  5. #5 Rich Lawler
    January 12, 2008

    It’s good to see that Bio-Rad is spending their profits wisely.

    But it is pretty funny in that damn-I-need-to-get-a-real-life sort of way, I must admit.

    Hopefully, this will set off a marketing war among companies: I could envision Applied Biosystems doing a mock Jerry Lewis-like telethon regarding the tragedy of multiple bands in the negative control, and perhaps Stratagene could film a benefit concert at Wembley Stadium regarding blunt-end ligations.

  6. #6 DNAE
    January 18, 2008

    This is gold! Loved it!!!

    Scientists for PCR-on-a-chip? – our company’s hiring.. check us out.

  7. #7 Evolved
    February 2, 2008


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