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BERT binds to ERNI


Scientists have discovered how two proteins called BERT and ERNI interact in embryos to control when different organ systems start to form. Apparently BERT binds to ERNI to unblock the transcription factor Sox2. Seriously.

The paper is over at PLoS Biology.


  1. #1 Bing McGhandi
    January 14, 2008

    So they have finally discovered the gay gene?



  2. #2 stogoe
    January 15, 2008

    We should start a movement to get Sox2 renamed to Argyle Sox.

  3. #3 Lauren
    January 15, 2008


  4. #4 peter
    October 28, 2008

    using this picture to help carve pumpkins. thanks for posting the pic.

  5. #5 turd ferguson
    October 30, 2008

    wow, i too am using this for a pumpkin except my pumpkin is putting bert in a precarious position in front of ernie. haha dropping the soap position

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