Wednesday, December 17, 2003

They gave me Lincoln Logs

Wired's list of cool tech gear has some interesting items on it this year. Looking for something for the little future scientist/engineer/alien-autopsy-coroner in your life? Try this Home DNA Sequencer from This kit is loaded with everything you need to do gel electrophoresis DNA sequencing.

It was only 50 years ago that Watson, Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and the historically ignored Rosalind Franklin figured out the structure of DNA. Even just a few years ago the idea that kids would be doing DNA sequencing in their bedrooms was the stuff of science fiction. Imagine where we'll be in another 50 years, if we don't fuck the whole thing up by then.