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Monday, April 12, 2004

Cheap Date 

Is the name of a gene. Which makes fruit flies more easily drunk. You gotta love gene naming...Sonic Hedgehog; Armadillo; P3... This is a bit about another gene identified which similarly seems to a/effect intoxication. It doesn't have a fun name though. Which probably means the scientists studying it are far less interesting than Mr. Crabb and colleagues.

If I were a geneticist, I'd find a gene that I could name Ridicully. It would have to code for incompetence, but the kind you can't get rid of, ever. And also, its opposite, Weatherwax, for some sort of lovably competent unpleasantness. (some people will get the joke, others won't, and some might even remember DNA Spankase)

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