Working on my next lecture, a nice little drone session on genetic diseases. While preparing my little Power Point slides about sickle cell, I couldn't help but remembering my most ridiculous med school pimp session at the hand of a somewhat obnoxious attending.
So what's the genetic mutation of hemoglobin in sickle cell?
Isn't it a mutation from glu to val?
(Somewhat upset that the correct answer was given)
Yes, but...can you tell me the codon change?
MICHELLE'S INNER MONOLOGUE
You fucking...you have to be kidding me.
(In a very polite voice, to ATTENDING)
No. (Pause) Do you know?
Ha! I love that story.