Me (giving lab meeting): I'm not sure if this protein motif is important or not. It seems conserved, but then again, if you stare at the amino acid sequence long enough, you start to see all kinds of stuff.
Labmate: Like the face of Jesus?
Me: I've never looked for Jesus in a protein sequence. But I did BLAST my own name once, to look for MARIANI peptides.
Me: Bet you didn't know I was that much of a dork, huh?
Adviser: Oh, no. I knew you were that much of a dork.
If they'd given Commander Riker his own Star Trek spinoff show, it would not be as good as this - They should have given the franchise to Jan van den Hemel. [via The Verge]
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