Those of you out there who have published scientific papers, have you ever seen this?
By 'this,' I mean a big red stamp on a returned manuscript alerting the expectant scientist that his or her paper has passed muster in the peer review process. Wouldn't it be great if we had such hard evidence of personal success? These days, notice of acceptance arrives by email.
This is an ad from Qiagen. They are a company that produces all kinds of kits to purify DNA and RNA.
Look at the woman in the ad showing her colleague the outcome of her clearly successful experiment. The accepted figure is a nice sigmoidal curve, but does anyone actually publish QPCR cycle data? Usually those graphs have to be analyzed, and boiled down into a couple of numbers.
Anyway, I thought this was funny. Maybe some of you out there appreciate this, too.