Diane Trout (alienghic) wrote,
Diane Trout

I might have outed myself at work unintentionally.

One of my coworkers needed to make sure that the PCR machine was properly capable of synthesizing DNA. After I gave the DNA sample I realized that if they actually look for chromosomal structure, they might notice I don't have the proper XX pattern. (Or at least I think it's unlikely that I do.)

I'm not sure how good the DNA collection scheme of swishing some salt water around in your mouth is. Somehow I doubt that it's going to be returning complete copies of someones genome.. And then I think PCR is a bit unreliable for large chunks of DNA (Though I'm not sure where I got that impression, so it could quite easily be wrong.)


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