“Did you genotype those samples yet?”
“I keep seeing this weird band on the gel, Professor Brown.”
“What are you using as a positive control?”
“My own tissue. The size actually matches that rare microsatellite allele you carry… I think my sample is contaminated with your DNA.”
“I’m afraid I did contaminate your sample with my DNA… 25 years ago.”
“Susan was a vegan, scrabble-playing ancient history buff. Michael was storm-chasing cowboy who collected Soviet-era computers. The only thing they had in common… was that neither had anything in common with anybody else. J. Felsenstein Productions presents: Long Branch Attraction.
Converge with someone.”
“We found the reviewers’ comments to be helpful and insightful, and we believe our new manuscript, which incorporates their suggestions, is a substantial improvement over the original.”