DNA sequencer: $100,000.
Electron microscope: Tens of thousands of dollars.
Floor centrifuge: Tens of thousands of dollars.
The feeling you get when all of them break in the space of a week or so: Priceless.
I swear, this place was built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Sometimes I think a curse is the only explanation.
One of my students has been working for over a month to get DNA samples ready to sequence, and came in this morning only to learn the sequence broke Wednesday night.