“Girl, It’s Time to Automate” & “The PCR Song”

This was first posted by TheIntersection over at ScienceBlogs.

It seems the latest way to market expensive Science lab toys (by which I mean equipment beyond the reach of your average school), is to produce a cheesy pop video.

Our first example is clearly aimed at the ladies in the lab and has been produced by Eppendorf to sell their automated pipetting system:

The next makes a mockery of cheesy ensemble charity singles and has been made by BioRad to market their PCR equipment:

I’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating can do-oooo!

More choice lyrics after the jump.

PCR- when you need to find out who the daddy is. Who’s yo daddy?

Here are the lyrics: (from this pdf file)

There was a time when to amplify DNA,
You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.
Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.


Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
Nucleotides and polymerases, too.
Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
Well it’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.


PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on July 15, 2008, in Chemistry of Life (Core & AHL), DNA Replication, Fun, Silly and Funny, Music, Technology, YouTube and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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