Happy holidays everyone! As you probably understand, posting will be light over the holidays. We’ve got our annual “Tips of the Week” review posts to launch on the next two Wednesdays, but anything else will be limited.
I had no intention of posting for a few days because of the holiday, but this was just too funny to pass up. I had to watch it a couple of times to catch everything; even the crawls at the bottom are hysterical.
Hat tip to Casey Bergman for retweeting this–I might have missed it otherwise.
One of the points that I have always made about the advent of personal genomics was that we are going to find out some family secrets that have been under wraps for a very long time. This may not always be a bad thing. But there are going to be some cases where the participants may not be quite so prepared to handle the information. Here Paul Nurse tells a tale of ancestry and genetics that illustrates some of that complexity. It’s only 10 minutes–and it’s quite funny. Have a look.
We’ve had a lot of chuckles over PhD Comics over the years. One of my personal favorites is Marriage vs. the PhD, with a table comparing the two. One of the others that we think is a perfect crystallization is The Science News Cycle. But those are just a couple of the years of comics that deal with humorous (and sometimes less-than-funny) aspects of the PhD process.
It was great to hear that this was going to become a movie. I thought it was going to be an animation–but it appears to be a live-action film instead. The trailer can be seen on the PhD page in case it doesn’t embed properly for me here. I hope I catch a local showing of it around the Boston area–if anyone know of them when it happens let me know and I’ll post on it. I’ll try to remember to keep an eye out for specifics–it says MIT is on the tentative list right now. Might be another fun meet up for some of the local Boston genomics tweeps too….more #MeadHall.