Tony Stark Appeals for Genetic Engineering Help on Craigslist

Friday, 10 April 2015 - 2:39PM
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Friday, 10 April 2015 - 2:39PM
Tony Stark Appeals for Genetic Engineering Help on Craigslist
A Bay-area "recovering alcoholic billionaire" who has a full stash of "custom-built suits" has just posted an ad on Craigslist for "genetic engineering help," and damnit if it's not just Tony Stark:

Tony Stark Appeals for Genetic Engineering Help on Craigslist

[Credit: Craigslist]



It doesn't seem possible that this is real, especially with the blatant Doctor Doom reference. And some have predicted that this is part of some sort of viral marketing campaign for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but as AV Club pointed out, the rights for Doctor Doom are with 20th Century Fox, as he's appearing in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, so this doesn't seem possible either. Most likely, this is just a Marvel comics fan who was having an uneventful Friday afternoon and decided to become Internet famous.

Here's the full text of the ad, in case it's difficult to read:

I am a billionaire who needs help creating a mouth wash.solution.gum with CRISPR-Cas9 containing viruses that will change specific genetic loci in my cheek epithelial cells to prevent a positive match against DNA found at the scene of a crime (my DNA was planted by a Doctor who is Doomed).

Skills Required
*CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of mammalian epithelial cells
*Experience in DNA forensics
*Experience with Robotics
*Between 5'9" and 6'0" in height and medium build in case I need you to wear a custom built "suit"
*Must code in Python, Haha, joking, we will write everything in C and Assembly
Ph.D. preferred.
Non-Drinkers preferred (I am a recovering alcoholic)
EMT Certified preferred.

Please send CV.


Via Gizmodo.
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