August 06, 2008


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Melissa, Julie and I got together on Thursday evening, July 31st to celebrate our last day working for RDT. No more commuting to Boston!

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January 31, 2008

RainDance Technologies Auction

Here is how the auction will work: Below each photo you will see the "Buy Now" price. To bid on an item, please email me the letter and description of what you are interested in, and your bid. You do not have to bid as high as the Buy Now price.

For items with multiple interests, we will sell to the highest bidder after giving each one the opportunity to increase their bid. For items that only one person is interested in, we will determine whether to sell to the bidder or move the item to an Ebay auction depending on how close the bid is to the Buy Now price.

If anyone would like more information or pictures, or would like to see the items in person, please let me know and i will arrange a visit to the apartment for viewing.

The TV's are also for sale, but haven't been priced yet.

Please email me any questions you may have:

A. Five drawer dresser; good condition. $150

B1. Night table; good condition. $75 each

B2. Night table; good condition. $75 each

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E1-6. Six dining chairs; condition: eh.... a bit worn in and smudgy. $33 each

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E. view of the back

F. Kitchen table; ok condition. $50

G1. Bookcase/ Media Shelves, ok condition. $50 each

G2. $50 each

H. Media shelves; ok condition. $50

I. Coffee Table; good condition. $100

J1. End table; good condition. $75 each
These 2 lamps (one below) are also for sale but not listed on the spreadsheet provided. $25 each

J2. End table; good condition. $75 each

K. Leather Couch; good condition. $300

L. Leather Chair and Ottoman; good condition. $250

M. Woven red and blue rug. $10

N. Metal table with glass top; ok condition. $20

O. Blue Comfy Rocking Chair; good condition. $50

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P1-2. Black chair with woven seat; good condition. $25 each

Q. Side table with drawer (not sure if top folds out); good condition. $30

R. media cabinet/shelvs; ok condition. $20

S. media shelves; ok condition. $20

T. large pink lamp with shade. $15

U. standing lamp with glass table. $10

V. Standing lamp; it leans. $10

W. lamp with shade. $20

X. large ceramic urn. $20

Y. rolling table; ok condition. $10

Z. Wicker dining table with glass top, and 6 wicker chairs. $250

AA. 6 drawer dresser with glass top. $100

BB1-2. 2 wicker lamps. $25 each

CC1-2. 2 Wicker bedside tables with glass tops. $30 each

DD. Wicker headboard. $33

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EE1-2. Wicker shelves. $50 each

EE3. Wicker shelves. $50 each

FF. Wicker chair and ottoman with cusions. $50

GG. Tan wicker chair with cushions. $30

HH. wicker side/end table with glass top. $25

II. wicker coffee table with glass top. $50

JJ. wicker couch with cushions. $100

KK. large, round, wicker framed mirror. $50

LL. wicker desk with chair. $50

MM. wicker tall dresser with cabinet. $50

NN. wicker waste basket. $10

Air Conditioners
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NN. Air conditioner #1. $25

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OO. Air conditioner #2. $25

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PP. Air conditioner #3. $25

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QQ. Air conditioner #4. $25

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June 30, 2007

Softball Pics

Wharf River Rats

We're tough!

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June 27, 2007

Rainbow at RainDance

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June 23, 2007

Dr. Watson with Dr. Rothberg

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This is Dr. Henry Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA double helix and the basis for heredity, with my boss Dr. Jonathan Rothberg. Jonathan has successfully completed the sequencing of the first human genome, Dr. Watson's, and is presenting it to him in this photo.

Here is an article from Reuters:
By Bruce Nichols
Thu May 31, 5:54 PM ET

More than 50 years after helping to uncover the double-helix structure of DNA, James D. Watson has seen his own genome, and said on Thursday he will publish it for science to use.


"I'm thrilled," said Watson, 79, who with Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for work in the early 1950s identifying the structure of the human genetic code. Crick died in 2004.

Watson donated DNA to Houston's Baylor College of Medicine for the joint effort with 454 Life Sciences, a Connecticut-based subsidiary of Swiss drugmaker Roche AG, to sequence his DNA. The project took two months and cost $1 million.

The human genome -- a map of all the DNA -- was completed in 2003 at a cost of $400 million, including a $300 million government-funded effort and a $100 million private project. Leaders of the Watson genome project said it was a step toward speeding up the process and lowering its cost.

"There can be no more fitting way to that than to be here celebrating the sequence of Dr. James Watson," said Richard Gibbs, director of the Baylor human genome sequencing center.

The Chicago-born zoology professor, who was given a hard rive carrying the information, joked that he was surprised to still be around when the project was completed.

Rothberg said Watson's genome includes several chromosomes with variations, including one already determined to predispose people to cancer.

Watson, who has battled skin cancer since his 20s, said he is allowing the data to be posted on the Internet for further study and to prove society has nothing to fear from sharing such information.

He said he understood the fears of genetically based discrimination but added that such fears are exaggerated. "We probably won't increase the amount of unfair discrimination, but we may explain some of it," he said.

He is however avoiding disclosure to himself or others about whether his genetic makeup predisposes him to Alzheimer's disease, the incurable and debilitating brain disease that is the leading cause of dementia.

"Since we can't really do much about Alzheimer's, I didn't want to know whether I was at risk," Watson said. "One of my grandmothers died of Alzheimer's at age 84, so I figured I had a one in four chance," he said.

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April 05, 2007

View from the Office Part Two: The Docks

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Rapa Nui is our mascot, because:
"Easter Island was given the name Rapa Nui (Great Rapa) by Tahitian sailors, in the 1860's, as it reminded them of Rapa - a small island in French Polynesia. Today, the land, people and language are all referred to locally as Rapa Nui. Rapamycin (also called sirolimus) is a peptide that was isolated in 1975 from the bacteria strain Streptomyces hygroscopicus found in a soil sample on Easter Island. Rapamycin is used to help prevent the body from rejecting organ and bone marrow transplants. It is also being studied as a treatment for cancer and tuberous sclerosis. Rapamycin belongs to the family of drugs called immunosuppressants."

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March 18, 2007

The View from my NEW OFFICE! Part One: The Sound

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Faulkner's Island

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