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In blog post at Watching the Detectives, Norman Johnson dissects "the art and science of naming genes." Nearly a century ago, the blogger writes, researchers began to identify mutations in Drosophila; geneticists gave been naming fruit fly genes after their corresponding mutant phenotypes ever since (think: wingless). Gene nomenclature in C.

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