i was going to write a reference book or do a website about all the interesting stories behind drosophila gene names, and then my spouse told me it already exists: FlyNome – Drosophila Nomenclature.
- ken, as in barbie – the mutant phenotype is missing external genitalia
- kenny – dies right away
and so on!
i love the Internet.
algorithmically similar posts:» boring cybersquatters, 2005-06-21 (score:19)
» cory doctorow & john scalzi & others discuss SFWA & ‘piracy’, 2005-05-14 (score:18)
» nyt article on t33n s3xc@ms, 2005-12-20 (score:17)
» abridged guide to the future of ideas for 6 year olds, 2004-10-07 (score:14)