They Call Me CWC15

Human genes can have names like CWC15 or WEE1, and the New York Times asks how such seemingly random letters and numbers are assigned to them.

Chris Gunter from the Marcus Autism Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta tells the Times that these names are bestowed through a blend of history, and convenience, and function.

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