By Georgia Russell and Genevieve Rocheleau

Georgia is a Master's student in the Genome Science and Technology program at the University of British Columbia. Her project involves using microfluidic devices to learn more about the immune system's response to cancer. Genevieve is opposed to cuddling and is a 5th year Cell Biology and Genetics student at UBC Vancouver. Although she shys away from various forms of physical comfort, she does make time to work in Dr. Ninan Abraham's lab at the Life Sciences Institute; to volunteer as a Director of Events for UBC REC; and to cook relatively inedible meals.


(This is the second paper on a special issue on Wookiee science. You can read the first here). Annals of Praetachoral Mechanics. (2014). Vol 1. pp21-28 pdf download. ABSTRACT Midi-chlorians are sentient life forms, which live in endosymbiosis with all living cells (1). The number of midi-chlorians per cell has been found to correlate with influence in the force (2) and, as such, blood analysis has become common practice for the identification of force-sensitives, particularly by the Jedi Order. However, the genetic basis for increased midi-chlorian replication in force-sensitives is unknown. Here we show drivers to be mutations at both…