Some notable quotes from working as a pipette monkey in a Stanford lab this summer:
From the first meeting with Joe (the ultra-nice PhD): "First, you mix the plasma with something that we like to call 'secret sauce.'"
Joe: "Yeah, you don't really need to add the NAD...it's really more for superstition than anything else."
Joe: "A lot of the protocol is not set in stone, at this point it's still somewhat like witchcraft."
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Bubble bubble. Toil and Trouble. :-)