Trying to remember a DNA synthesis company
Ian A. York
iayork at panix.com
Thu Apr 25 12:41:35 EST 2002
A sales rep came around our labs (we're in Massachusetts) a couple of
weeks ago, and I've forgotten which company she worked for. It offered
DNA oligo synthesis at a flat rate: the same price for any oligo,
regardless of length. (I imagine there were some restrictions, so you
couldn't order 200mers or whatever, but that's what I remember.)
I carefully saved the flier she handed me, but it now appears that the
only thing I have thrown away from my desk in the past five years is that
particular flier, and now I want to look into that company's offer.
Does this ring a bell with anyone else? All the people in our
neighbouring labs remember the sales rep, but nobody can actually remember
her company. The closest we've got is that it might start with "Gene--",
which as you can imagine is not a lot of help.
Also, the flier was blue.
How is it I can remember pi to 20 decimals for 25 years, and can't
remember useful stuff for seven days?
Ian York (iayork at panix.com) <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/>
"-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England
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