Cloning by e-mail
Ahh, so the digital age will save you every time (I think). My advisor was annoyed that I had tried to clone this thing myself (somehow I doubt she would have cared if it had worked!). She insisted that I try writing to this japanese sequence bank and ask if I can get the clone they have listed in the database. They wrote me back right away with a pile of Materials Transfer Agreement stuff, and a request for ~ $200 worth of fees for the work and shipping. I'm now waiting for my advisor to agree to this, since the money on my fellowship is pretty much used up for this year, and I haven't received word whether I've been officially renewed yet (with concomitant spending money availability).
Meanwhile, I'm annoyed because my experiments seem to be very sensitive to timing, so the experiment I did yesterday was pretty uninformative and I think I know what I need to do over... I just wish I could get my cells to magically grow faster. Anybody know how to do that?
Also, irony of all ironies, my lab meeting got postponed for a week. So I have a little more time to scramble to put some more stuff together.
Fortunately for me, after a loonnnng discussion about potentially attending a Dueling Piano Bar for the first half of the bachelorette party evening, we managed to agree not to go at all. Hooray! The new plan sounds more expensive but hopefully a bit less irritating.
And, tons of stuff to do today, so I should get going on it. Of course it's sunny out, and I'm tired, and I'd rather be at the beach.