Would working with mouse tail tips and homogenizing them and eventually extracting and measuring the amount of DNA per sample so that they can be used to run PCR's to genotype mice count as research? I don't do the PCR's but every week I process 100-150 mouse tails and homogenize them and go through the process of extracting DNA. I don't have my own 'project' because this contributes to the entire lab's study of the disease and allows us to genotype these mice. I was curious where this landed on the research experience continuum. I know there have been other threads, but there seems to be a gap between washing dishes and having your own project, neither of which I fall into. Thanks!