“The great law of nature is that it never stops. There is no end.”
How are you adding color to your life?
What actions are propelling you forward?
How do you remember your blessings?
With the rise of Covid-19, the new word from the last 2 years has been “PCR.”
Funny enough, we all have used it many times.
I have been using it almost every week for the past year.
“Have you done your PCR test?”, “Show me your PCR results.”
Funny enough, I never learned what the acronym meant until this article.
That reminds me of the jargon we use at work to feel smart or impress others.
Have you been a victim of the BAE disease?
At Airbus, we used to make fun of each other because we love to use acronyms.
At that time, BAE Systems was part of Airbus.
For us, BAE was the Holy Grail of acronyms.
Because it stands for Bloody Acronyms Everywhere!
Even today, as I venture into new projects or departments at Airbus, I feel like stepping into a new universe.
At Airbus, every excellent presentation and every document always starts with a long table of Acronyms or abbreviations.
That does not help the understanding of the document after the reading. Yet, at least I have the key to decipher the code behind it.
What does PCR stand for?
“Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a method widely used to rapidly make millions to billions of copies (complete copies or partial copies) of a specific DNA sample, allowing scientists to take a very small sample of DNA and amplify it (or a part of it) to a large enough amount to study in detail.”
I feel like those scientists who invented this method are smiling as they free each of us to get out of our houses.