YouTube Sunday: We are the PCR, I think

I don’t really care if this is cynical viral marketing or not. I don’t even care that half the science blogosphere has picked it up (with no doubt the other half to pile on in the next few days). This is just so frikkin’ brilliant that I’m going to join in, lemming-like, too, heedless of whether I’m being manipulated by Bio-Rad or not:

A higher quality video can be found here.

PCR, When you need to know who the daddy is.”

Best. Lyric. Ever.


  1. #1 Eric
    January 13, 2008

    Is there just something vaguely unnerving about how they hit “polymerases”, though?

    I have to admit, since getting this link a couple of days ago, I’ve had the chorus stuck in my head continuously. Lord knows when I need *MY* next thermal cycler, it’s gonna be a Bio-Rad. ;0)


  2. #2 Bob O'H
    January 13, 2008

    I love the note at the bottom of the lyrics:

    Practice of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may require a license.

  3. #3 DLC
    January 13, 2008

    Wow. I’m still laughing.
    I’m no biologist, but that was hilarious!
    PCR, when you need to know who the daddy is !


  4. #4 Ms. S
    January 13, 2008

    I love this! Thank you!
    (Perfect timing, as my students’ semester final is this week and PCR is one of the things on it. They’ll love it too… I can live with being a shill for Bio-Rad!)

  5. #5 PalMD
    January 13, 2008

    Isn’t it nice that you don’t have to make little water baths, etc anymore?

    I remember when I was taking microbio, we did it all by hand, but I was working at a lab at UCSF with 3 machines…I was tempted to take my samples up the hill and run them…

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