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Posted by Russell on March 17, 2006 at 4:05 a.m.
You know you're a dork when the spam you get pegs you for a science person. For example, a recent unsolicited missive in my mailbox begins thusly:
Dear Researcher,
Do you work with integral membrane proteins? Are you trying to identify novel protein interactions as part of your research?

We specialize in developing innovative screening systems to help you identify new binding partners of your protein of interest. Please take a look at our technologies below:

Custom Yeast Two-Hybrid Screening Services

Easy & quick: send us the cDNA encoding the protein to be screened and select a cDNA library. We perform a complete yeast two-hybrid screen and deliver the results to you within 3-4 months!

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It continues at length. You know what the worst thing is? I read most of it, and I was somewhat interested until it occured to me that this is just well-targeted spam.
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