Wow, I have to take a moment to express my gratitude to several people in the aftermath of last night's post. First of all, I have to thank Dr Christoper Mason, who sent me a text message to correct an inaccuracy in my post, regarding the pace at which genome sequencing halved in cost. Thank you, Dr Mason! Next, I want to thank the awesome Dr Evon Hekkala, who delivered an amazing Secret Science Club lecture back in April 2013. Dr Hekkala suggested that Dr Mason and I exchange contact information and "talked up" my blog... thanks, Dr Hekkala, you have been unfailingly supportive and 100% fantastic. I also want to thank Elisabeth Bik of Microbiome Digest, who sent a link to my blog post via Twitter. I knew something funny was going on when my post counter started "upticking" at 1AM. I have never met Ms. Bik, but count me as a member of her fan club... thank you!
It goes without saying that I am grateful to Margaret and Dorian, who make the whole Secret Science Club experience possible. Thank you one and all!