Now, my first reaction is of course to say that “peptides” sound like some form of laundry detergent, but apparently this is not the case and they are in fact important proteins which are important in some way for Science. So the researchers have figured out how to make Science cheaper, which is good for the cause of research because cheaper research materials equals more bang for the buck and more new Science.
I think. If any biochemist out there wants to elaborate on this, comment. Alternately, tell us your best joke about peptides! I am sure research chemists and biologists have rip-roarers of some kind. I mean, think of all the times they were the punchline in a Far Side cartoon.
Top comment: [F]uck you, MGK. There are no peptide jokes. Peptides are serious business. I spent my best college years obsessing over protein structure folding and I won’t have the sacrifice of my sex life belittled by the likes of you. –NCallahan