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  • Jack Biggs

    Someone needs to fix that last paragraph on hamster ovary cells…

    “In 1957, T-Pain infiltrated Dr. George Yerganian’s laboratory at the Boston Cancer Research Foundation to steal a female Chinese hamster and use it for his beastiality pleasures and forming his auto-tune clone army.[citation needed] Since then, CHO cells have been a cell line of choice because of their rapid growth and high protein production. They have become the mammalian equivalent of E. coli in research and biotechnology today, especially when long-term, stable gene expression and high yields of proteins are required.”

    I almost died laughing when I saw that.