This is a molecule of DNA
Notice how it is becoming unraveled.
It is an inefficient molecule, in need of a good seamstress.
If you ever feel yourself becoming unraveled, feel free to blame this sensation on your DNA.
How Scientists Play With DNA
- First, they collect some from a mouse, or other handy critter:
- Gingerly, because it might bite, or jump into her own body, the technician
holds the beaker containing the DNA and stirs it.
||Notice how she looks a bit annoyed. |
This is because she thought she'd be cloning her ex-boyfriend today.
- Now, the microbiologist examines the sample under the microscope. Granted,
he'd be better off with a more higher powered scope than the one he's using, but any
port in a research storm... Actually, he might go after a nip of that sherry when he's
||He will use the information gathered to unravel and re-ravel the DNA, |
- After whatever arcane manipulations scientists do, the DNA has been transferred
to recipient cells, and is ready to be inserted into whatever critter is handy.
||Depending upon what is done, the cells with DNA can be used unaldulterated|
to clone duplicate copies, just like a Xerox
or the DNA can be modified to create cures for any number of diseases,
some of which haven't been invented yet.
- Ooops... (Scientists must always, always be careful to watch where they
At this point, the experiment is considered a failure, and it is safe to start over, once
the maurading DNA-enhanced beach balls or ants are re-captured. (It is essential to
recapture them -- we wouldn't want Muldar and Skully to become involved...)
|Evolution in (unplanned) action|
as the spilled DNA goo gets absorbed
||DNA inclusions in the|
Dolly's Cloning Emporium
Something like DNA-bearing
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