On the heels of the discussion over whether or not Venter's synthetic genome might contain graffiti rather than a watermark, Carl Zoom mined his blog’s comments to find another equally stimulating topic, leading to the question: What is the longest (English) word encoded by the human genome? Over at What You're Doing is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders actually slaps around some code (“using EMBOSS and some Linux command line trickery”) to come up with the word, Mental. Indeed.
If Four Across Spells Venter, We're Not Playing This Game
Feb 04, 2008