Funny gene names


ISTR that there has been a move to get rid of “cute” gene names. Because telling somebody that their baby will be stillborn and horribly deformed is made ever so slightly worse if you tell them it is because of a fault in the “sonic hedgehog” gene.


I really like the name for the gene that makes you unusually susceptible to alcohol. The Cheap Date gene.

Could the Maggie gene give us perma-puppies?

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The red shirt gene: flies die upon first infection.

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