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You can't take a photo of this, it's already gone.

This week I have been mostly... sleepy

I have been mostly playing with my new Canon 5D Mk II

I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

The website for my lab

My brothers website

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Fingerprint?

FilbertFox says:

of what?

24th Feb 2006, 17:32

Actually, this isn't a traditional genetic fingerprint. It's my telomere fingerprint. I work on these buggers because all cancers need to keep their telomeres long. It's also believed that these things cause aging. The fact mine are quite short means I'll probably die young...

24th Feb 2006, 18:31

g says:

sorry to hear that. is it possible to hold of my own telomere fingerprint?

25th Feb 2006, 10:23

FilbertFox says:

is it ethical to fingerprint yourself?

Long long long time ago at the very begining of time, my very first job straight from school, was working in the lab of the guy who developed genetic fingerprinting. My one and only claim to scientific fame.

25th Feb 2006, 10:24

FF> Would that be Prof. Sir. Alec Jeffreys? I did my PhD in his lab! He was my friend Kims supervisor during her PhD. She's got photos of him accepting the Lasker prize on her moblog.

26th Feb 2006, 00:48

FilbertFox says:

In those days he was just Dr J. Entertaining to be around his lab.

26th Feb 2006, 15:14

FilbertFox says:

small world!

26th Feb 2006, 15:14

crickson says:

Oh didn't notice this one! Short telomeres eh? Bugger - you'll have to start on the mega-doses of anti-oxidants now to make up for it.

27th Feb 2006, 10:27

Funny you should say that Crickson. One of my projects is to look at the effect of oxidative stress with telomere length.

It is a very small world. Especially in science. Dr. J's lab has always been fun. I miss all the friends I made while I was there.

1st Mar 2006, 23:26

spongevid says:

oooh! intresting!
I've never come heard about telomere fingerprinting!

2nd Mar 2006, 00:14

Spongevid> It's a newish technique called STELA (single telomere length amplification) (see here). It's not so much a fingerprint as an accurate way to measure telomeres.

6th Mar 2006, 18:24

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