Naming Genes NPR's David Kestenbaum reports that when it comes to naming human genes, scientists have their work cut out for them. They expect to find 80,000 in all. Researchers often name fly genes after the unfortunate characteristics they produce- such as 'cheap date' and 'tin man', but some scientists want a more orderly system for naming our own genes.
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Naming Genes

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Naming Genes

Naming Genes

Naming Genes

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's David Kestenbaum reports that when it comes to naming human genes, scientists have their work cut out for them. They expect to find 80,000 in all. Researchers often name fly genes after the unfortunate characteristics they produce- such as 'cheap date' and 'tin man', but some scientists want a more orderly system for naming our own genes.