Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I have no fruit so please go away
You can always tell when the genetics labs have started up for the semester: errant fruit flies tormenting me at my desk. How do they get here, anyway? The genetics lab is on the 3rd floor of a building separated from this one by about 50 feet. They must ride on people's clothes when they go from genetics lab to their orgo lab.
Despite doing genetics for a living, I've never actually done a fruit fly lab. I did however do a "fast plants" Arabidopsis lab, which is much more relevant anyway. Plus, Arabidopsis doesn't flee its pot and flutter around my face while I'm trying to work.