Behind the scenes of a real DNA lab

Sign in to queue

Description

Join Tina on a tour of Genelex, a real DNA lab, and learn about that crazy nucleic acid that we all love. While she's there, Tina starts the process of getting tested to learn about her geographical origins and her ancestral lines... all based on her DNA!

Embed

Download

Download this episode

The Discussion

  • User profile image
    Lyndal

    Good job.  Interesting.  Nice hair swish.

  • User profile image
    Lyndal

    Good job.  Interesting.  Nice hair swish.

  • User profile image
    Michael McMullen

    Does anyone else have problems with the audio in this video?  It's not so bad I can't watch it, but it sounds a bit distorted.

  • User profile image
    Michael McMullen

    Does anyone else have problems with the audio in this video?  It's not so bad I can't watch it, but it sounds a bit distorted.

  • User profile image
    pwzeus

    ok its getting nice and nice everyday.....u guys are doing realy good job

    one thing though...it would be greate to have FW or RW function on video.
    Coz by mistake i refreshed my page and then i had to watch the whole video again.

  • User profile image
    pwzeus

    ok its getting nice and nice everyday.....u guys are doing realy good job

    one thing though...it would be greate to have FW or RW function on video.
    Coz by mistake i refreshed my page and then i had to watch the whole video again.

  • User profile image
    Spyderkev

    I tried to view from the page, and download the wmv. It's the same result.

  • User profile image
    Spyderkev

    I tried to view from the page, and download the wmv. It's the same result.

  • User profile image
    Dengin

    Half sugar, half spice. Was there ever any doubt?
    Nice show though. I work for a large healthcare company, pharmaceuticals being one of our sectors. So it was interesting to hear how these types of tests are going to influence Adverse Drug Reactions research and reporting.

  • User profile image
    Dengin

    Half sugar, half spice. Was there ever any doubt?
    Nice show though. I work for a large healthcare company, pharmaceuticals being one of our sectors. So it was interesting to hear how these types of tests are going to influence Adverse Drug Reactions research and reporting.

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    yup... they're gonna clone tinas and sell the swab of cotton on ebay.. lol. cool video, now i can prove to my sister that shes adopted...

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    yup... they're gonna clone tinas and sell the swab of cotton on ebay.. lol. cool video, now i can prove to my sister that shes adopted...

  • User profile image
    Rick

    Thanks for keeping it interesting.

  • User profile image
    Rick

    Thanks for keeping it interesting.

  • User profile image
    Rick

    How come it takes a couple of weeks to get results?  It's not like they have to send it out to a lab....

  • User profile image
    Rick

    How come it takes a couple of weeks to get results?  It's not like they have to send it out to a lab....

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    I think it's because there are like millions of lines of DNA code... and there is probably a decent amount of people getting the tests done, and probably only a few places that have the equipment to figure out what the heck is up with your DNA... so it would be reasonable to believe that it could take that long... although pee tests sometimes take just as long, and that's just testing your pee. lol

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    I think it's because there are like millions of lines of DNA code... and there is probably a decent amount of people getting the tests done, and probably only a few places that have the equipment to figure out what the heck is up with your DNA... so it would be reasonable to believe that it could take that long... although pee tests sometimes take just as long, and that's just testing your pee. lol

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    werd... That'd be great... lmao

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    werd... That'd be great... lmao

  • User profile image
    Danny James & Dillin Quent

    Works fine here...
    What browser?

  • User profile image
    Danny James & Dillin Quent

    Works fine here...
    What browser?

  • User profile image
    Ian Aldridge

    I want a tina

  • User profile image
    Ian Aldridge

    I want a tina

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    what's cool is that they could probably create different flavors of Tina.... like an "evil" Tina... or instead they could create a Tina army spreading goodness throughout the land.... the possibilites are endless, although the original Tina might be out of the job cause the Tina Clones would probably work for less $...

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    what's cool is that they could probably create different flavors of Tina.... like an "evil" Tina... or instead they could create a Tina army spreading goodness throughout the land.... the possibilites are endless, although the original Tina might be out of the job cause the Tina Clones would probably work for less $...

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    I really want a Tina!  I want my very own Tina to love.  While no clone could possibly be as amazing, special, and talented as the original goddess herself, I still want a copy to play with.

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    I really want a Tina!  I want my very own Tina to love.  While no clone could possibly be as amazing, special, and talented as the original goddess herself, I still want a copy to play with.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Very cool. Exactly the kind of stuff I was talking about in my ideas/suggestions about medical advancements and such.

    That's kind of funny to see Tina standing along 4th Ave. I used walk past that Starbucks EVERY day to go to The Art Institute of Seattle. Riding those buses was so boring.

    Anyway, about the Genelex tour. One word: GREAT. It will be interesting to see the results of the DNA test and found out the origins of the T-Dub ancestory.

    I had a bad reaction to Benedryl (sp?) when I was younger, so I'm wondering if that's the only medicine I'm allergic to.

    So, what wondering is...if cloning humans were ever to be legal...would Tina want to be cloned?

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Very cool. Exactly the kind of stuff I was talking about in my ideas/suggestions about medical advancements and such.

    That's kind of funny to see Tina standing along 4th Ave. I used walk past that Starbucks EVERY day to go to The Art Institute of Seattle. Riding those buses was so boring.

    Anyway, about the Genelex tour. One word: GREAT. It will be interesting to see the results of the DNA test and found out the origins of the T-Dub ancestory.

    I had a bad reaction to Benedryl (sp?) when I was younger, so I'm wondering if that's the only medicine I'm allergic to.

    So, what wondering is...if cloning humans were ever to be legal...would Tina want to be cloned?

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Correction:

    So, what I'm wondering is...if cloning humans were ever to be legal...would Tina want to be cloned?


  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Correction:

    So, what I'm wondering is...if cloning humans were ever to be legal...would Tina want to be cloned?


  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    I always found genetics to be a remarkable subject...and who better to cover the topic than my goddess of gaming and true love, Tina.  Yeah, genetic testing is time consuming and expensive, but the results are truely remarkable, provided the technology isn't abused.  With any luck, we'll see what European ancestry Tina is decended from in a few weeks.  Smiley

    Oh, and I'd be more than happy to provide you with excellent paternal options, my goddess.  Wink

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    I always found genetics to be a remarkable subject...and who better to cover the topic than my goddess of gaming and true love, Tina.  Yeah, genetic testing is time consuming and expensive, but the results are truely remarkable, provided the technology isn't abused.  With any luck, we'll see what European ancestry Tina is decended from in a few weeks.  Smiley

    Oh, and I'd be more than happy to provide you with excellent paternal options, my goddess.  Wink

  • User profile image
    sMcA

    Flock / FireFox / Opera all either take a long time to load the QT stream, or semm to give up. IE seems rather snappy with a nearly immediate first frame loaded. All other browsers seem to hang for a bit with the Quicktime logo...

    Oh, this is Microsoft based? *deciding whether or not to use IE for a single website*

  • User profile image
    sMcA

    Flock / FireFox / Opera all either take a long time to load the QT stream, or semm to give up. IE seems rather snappy with a nearly immediate first frame loaded. All other browsers seem to hang for a bit with the Quicktime logo...

    Oh, this is Microsoft based? *deciding whether or not to use IE for a single website*

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    I just dl the videos in WMV. Yeah, it's a long wait, but they work.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    I just dl the videos in WMV. Yeah, it's a long wait, but they work.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Ancestry, not ancestory.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    Ancestry, not ancestory.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    I used walk by that Starbucks EVERY day to go to The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Man, I wish I could edit my comments, instead of posting like this.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    I used walk by that Starbucks EVERY day to go to The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Man, I wish I could edit my comments, instead of posting like this.

  • User profile image
    tina10
    I'm excited to get the results back in a few weeks.  As far as cloning, hmmm - I think one of me is just fine.  But talk to me when I'm fifty.  Smiley 
  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    yes.  and if you want the firefox functionality, download the msn toolbar.  it gives IE that cool tabbing ability that firefox has.

  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    yes.  and if you want the firefox functionality, download the msn toolbar.  it gives IE that cool tabbing ability that firefox has.

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    makes you wonder if that's "evil" Tina trying to confuse us.... I know your game "evil" Tina we're on to you...

  • User profile image
    Rafael Nieves

    makes you wonder if that's "evil" Tina trying to confuse us.... I know your game "evil" Tina we're on to you...

  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    i just love that line in Lost in Space (the newer one) where the genetic engineer tells the military guy that he's the one that determines whether he grows a third arm.  and to think that's only 20-30 years away.

  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    i just love that line in Lost in Space (the newer one) where the genetic engineer tells the military guy that he's the one that determines whether he grows a third arm.  and to think that's only 20-30 years away.

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    Hey, I'll still love you even when your fifty. Wink

    The results should be cool.  I'm wondering what European ancestry your decended from.  One of you is pefect, no clone could ever replace you, my goddess.

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    Hey, I'll still love you even when your fifty. Wink

    The results should be cool.  I'm wondering what European ancestry your decended from.  One of you is pefect, no clone could ever replace you, my goddess.

  • User profile image
    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    Very interesting video!

    I like the variety.

  • User profile image
    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    Very interesting video!

    I like the variety.

  • User profile image
    kristine

    Standard DNA test works like this
    Day 1- log in samples
    Day 2 - extract DNA - this can take longer for non-standard samples like bones or kleenex
    Day 3 - Gel has to run overnight
    Day 4 - Analysis
    Day 5 - review

    The reason for the lag. The analysis is run by a machine. These machines cost about the same to run a tray if it contains 1 sample or maximum capacity (100 samples, 386 samples, depends on the machine). So as testing becomes more commonly ordered, it processed more quickly.

  • User profile image
    kristine

    Standard DNA test works like this
    Day 1- log in samples
    Day 2 - extract DNA - this can take longer for non-standard samples like bones or kleenex
    Day 3 - Gel has to run overnight
    Day 4 - Analysis
    Day 5 - review

    The reason for the lag. The analysis is run by a machine. These machines cost about the same to run a tray if it contains 1 sample or maximum capacity (100 samples, 386 samples, depends on the machine). So as testing becomes more commonly ordered, it processed more quickly.

  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    oh, and i dare say it's even faster in IE7

  • User profile image
    Stephen Glynn Collins

    oh, and i dare say it's even faster in IE7

  • User profile image
    tina10
    "Hey leave Tina alone"!  Oh wait, I am Tina.  Or am I just her evil clone who likes to post on message boards....hmmmmmmmm
  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    We all know about the conspiracy.

    Wait a minute...you mean the non-evil Tina doesn't like to post on message boards? Does she play video games? Does she have an Xbox 360, yet?

    Talk to ya when you're 50? Would you even consider a "Mini-me" clone?

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    We all know about the conspiracy.

    Wait a minute...you mean the non-evil Tina doesn't like to post on message boards? Does she play video games? Does she have an Xbox 360, yet?

    Talk to ya when you're 50? Would you even consider a "Mini-me" clone?

  • User profile image
    Michael

    Arztek, is all this goddess stuff really necessary?

    Next you´ll admit you have a temple of your "goddess" at home! Perplexed

    j/k

  • User profile image
    Michael

    Arztek, is all this goddess stuff really necessary?

    Next you´ll admit you have a temple of your "goddess" at home! Perplexed

    j/k

  • User profile image
    Michael

    Somehow Genelex seemed like a very commercial outfit. I always thought DNA testing was a bit more intricate/sophisticated. Maybe it was the "hair swish" or Mr. Moonwook´s lack of insight. Tech wise, the installations didn´t seem as impressive as I would have imagined either. Oh well... interesting and different.

    How come you decided to visit Genelex in the first place?

  • User profile image
    Michael

    Somehow Genelex seemed like a very commercial outfit. I always thought DNA testing was a bit more intricate/sophisticated. Maybe it was the "hair swish" or Mr. Moonwook´s lack of insight. Tech wise, the installations didn´t seem as impressive as I would have imagined either. Oh well... interesting and different.

    How come you decided to visit Genelex in the first place?

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    No, I have no temple for Tina, nor any images of her around...that would be a little too much, even for me.

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for her as a beautiful writer, journalist, and host.  Most importantly, I would never do anything to offend her.

    If she is displeased with my comments, I'll drop the goddess material.

  • User profile image
    Matthew Mushall

    No, I have no temple for Tina, nor any images of her around...that would be a little too much, even for me.

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for her as a beautiful writer, journalist, and host.  Most importantly, I would never do anything to offend her.

    If she is displeased with my comments, I'll drop the goddess material.

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    All I ask is that you please don't go on Maury and have the results read by him. =)

    But, this is very intereting stuff. I'm curious about the results.

    I'm wondering about my ancestry, as well. Although, I don't know if I would say "swab, please."

  • User profile image
    "Lethal G3cko"

    All I ask is that you please don't go on Maury and have the results read by him. =)

    But, this is very intereting stuff. I'm curious about the results.

    I'm wondering about my ancestry, as well. Although, I don't know if I would say "swab, please."

  • User profile image
    walkman

    hehe~  l love that.

  • User profile image
    walkman

    hehe~  l love that.

  • User profile image
    Roberto J. Dohnert

    Hey Tina, when you get your results back they arent going to be able to link you to a triple homicide will they?

  • User profile image
    Roberto J. Dohnert

    Hey Tina, when you get your results back they arent going to be able to link you to a triple homicide will they?

  • User profile image
    Imran Aziz

    I am interested in the software used to process DNS samples, very sofisticated, and interesting. Any idea's !

    One question that does come to my mind about all europions being descendents of 7 common mothers, is where did they descend from ? and does this eventually take us to one common mother and father ?

  • User profile image
    Imran Aziz

    I am interested in the software used to process DNS samples, very sofisticated, and interesting. Any idea's !

    One question that does come to my mind about all europions being descendents of 7 common mothers, is where did they descend from ? and does this eventually take us to one common mother and father ?

  • User profile image
    kristine

    We all trace back to one common female ancestor - African Eve 120,000 years ago.

    http://www.samsloan.com/evedna.htm

  • User profile image
    kristine

    We all trace back to one common female ancestor - African Eve 120,000 years ago.

    http://www.samsloan.com/evedna.htm

Add Your 2 Cents