Interesting gene names

posted on 09:35 AM on Saturday 14 June 2008

In my job as a HTP at blueprint, I deal with a lot of genes. During data collection, I would be collecting information from several data sources and these data would be scrolling on my terminal (tells me that things are still moving). Sometimes, some really interesting gene names or gene description would scroll by. Here are some of them:

Heartbroken - The researcher that named this probably just broke up.

Brother of odd with entrails limited - I do not know what to say.

And there is always sevenless who has a whole family including boss (bride of sevenless, how adeptly named being the boss of the husband), sos (son of sevenless, in need of help) and dos (daughter of sevenless, she was there before windows).