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Google has a problem with DNA analysis

Written by Rick Henrikson on July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Science, Technology

About a year ago, my roommate started a little DNA analysis journal club here at Berkeley. It was just meant to be a group of like-minded students discussing recent advances in analytical DNA technologies.  He tried creating a Google group for that club, not expecting the fairly judgmental response he received…

google-groups-anal

Note that Google’s skilled text parser caught our hidden innuendo:

This group name is not suitable.  You cannot include the text “anal” in the group name.

This is particularly amusing considering Google’s close ties with a certain consumer genetics company in the bay area.  We ended up going with “DNA Journal Group” instead.  Thanks for keeping it clean, Google!

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  • alonesshoes

    Call it “AnOalysis” if you want.

  • alonesshoes

    Call it “AnOalysis” if you want.