Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

I, Genetic Engineer

Last week in San Jose, I got to be a genetic engineer for thirty minutes.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is somewhere I've been meaning to go for a while, and Cisco had booked it for the evening event at their C-Scape analyst meeting. There's only so much networking I can do, so I wandered around the exhibits for a while, and found one where I got to sit down and insert jellyfish genes in bacteria. Armed with a test tube of genetic material from a crystal jelly, some bacteria, a cooler and a heater, I first mixed the genetic material and bacteria, then cooled and heated them to fix the genes - and finally left them to grow in an incubator.

The Tech Museum's web site has an area where you can collect the results of your experiments, so here are my glowing bacteria:

So what's next? Glowing cats?
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