Last Christmas

(December 23rd, 2014) Did you know that one of the most famous Christmas songs is actually about a transgenic mouse? 



Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special

Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
(Just ran away)
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special
(Special)

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but I still need to analyse.
Tell me mousey, do you maybe fear me?
Well, if you don’t, it wouldn’t surprise me.

(Happy Sampling)
I wrapped it up and off it was sent
With a note saying “Please, sequence it,” seriously meant
Now I know, what a fool I've been
But if I re-analyse, I know you'd fool me again.

Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
(It just ran away)
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special.
(Special)

Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
(It just ran away)
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special.
(Special)

Oh, oh my mousey!
Crowded lab, friends with tired eyes,
You’re hiding from me and my box full of ice.
My god, I thought you were someone to rely on.
Me, I’m just a Postdoc who needs to carry on.

A gene on the folly and a hole in its heart,
A mouse undercover but it isn’t so smart.
Ooh hoo, now I've found a real phenotype,
You'll never fool me again.

Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
(It just ran away)
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special.
(Special)

Last Christmas I made my first mouse
But the very next day it just ran away.
(It just ran away)
This year to save me from tears,
I have put it in a cage so special.
(Special)

A gene on the folly and a hole in its heart,
(hole in its heart)
A mouse undercover but it isn’t so smart.
Maybe next year, I'll have my first paper,
I'll have my first paper.
(Paper)

Paper
Paper
I'll have my first paper
I'll have my first paper

Wham! & Kathleen Gransalke

Picture: www.publicdomainpictures.net/Summer Woods (Santa hat)

The Lab Times team wishes all our readers Happy Holidays and All the Best for 2015.




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