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It's all over folks! (week 10)

So, this week was interupted with me catching a terrible cold at the tail end of it.  Thus I am finishing everything a little later (aka the following Tuesday).  However, the last LacZ assay has been run, and...  INCONCLUSIVE!  Fun stuff and I am not even all that surprised anymore.  So yeah, the resD mutant strains seem to be odd little buggers who do not allow me to gather clean and repeatable results.  Instead of verifying one or the other of the two results, all I did was confirm that they both were viable results, grr!  So, what does this all mean ladies and gents?  That some lucky soul out there will have to completey redo all my resD mutant results, since they are obviously not reproducable.  Not too surprising, since Kieffer (the highschool teacher intern who worked on a similar project) was also not able to get good results with his resD mutant strains either, BOO!

All in all, I am glad to be done, but sad to not have conclusive results.  I have learned A LOT this summer, and will use these tools to figure out what I am doing with my life.  I would like to thank everyone who supported me this summer, and for CMOP and Michiko for giving me this great opportunity.  It was a lot of frustrating fun :P