Respectful Insolence

Homeobox, HOX, regulatin’ genes

This is about as geeky as it gets, but since a couple of the genes I study are homeobox genes, one of which is a HOX gene, one of which is not, I found this hilarious:

There you go: All you need to know about homeobox genes if you’re not an expert in them.

Hat tip to Bioephemera.

Comments

  1. #1 storkdok
    March 21, 2009

    Most excellent! Stanford U rocks!

  2. #2 Danio
    March 21, 2009

    I forwarded this to all my professorial friends last week, and every one of them has added it to their Dev Bio syllabi. I also posted it on my Facebook page, to provide a counterpoint to another friend’s posting of a historical video.

  3. #3 Karen James
    March 21, 2009

    I see now that I should have called my thesis “Here we go in the embryo – asymmetry. From the egg sac, holla back, regulatin’ genes; Evo devo regulatin’ genes” as that would have been much cooler than “The role of Ras in dorsoventral patterning and morphogenesis, and the developmental mechanism of eggshell evolution in Drosophila”

  4. #4 Samurai Scientist
    March 21, 2009

    Fantastic. I like how they ended with the antennopedia mutants.

    I should have called my thesis “Here we go in the embryo – asymmetry. From the egg sac, holla back, regulatin’ genes; Evo devo regulatin’ genes”

    LOL!

  5. #5 Poodle Stomper
    March 21, 2009

    Wow, that’s just…genius!

  6. #6 Dianne
    March 22, 2009

    Not only is it brilliant, it reminded me of what I need to add to the grant I’m writing…

  7. #7 Ranson
    March 22, 2009

    I did like this, but I prefer MC Frontalot’s parody of creationist thinking.