Oct 8, 2007

Scientists are evil...

I know; I know, and you thought it was only Duane Gish who thought that...

We have a new neuro professor, who seems really cool and is doing the unenviable task of making developmental neuroanatomy seem interesting the week before midterms.

One of the interesting aspects involves the Drosophila (much-abused species of fruit fly) homeotic genes, similar to our hox genes, with the short version of the story being that by screwing with them, we can make these unsuspecting arthropods grow eyes all over their bodies.

To someone studying this, awesome. To a fruitfly... AHHHHHH!!!! Which was going to be linked to a picture of Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force with his body made up of eyes (if you haven't seen it, don't ask), but alas, I couldn't find one.

2 comments:

Airor said...

You must have missed PZ's blog last month about this very subject. Very cool.

Pharyngula

Ishie said...

Whoa, cool! Thanks!

I did though; that must be the specific studies our prof was referencing, because I think that's the same pic we saw in class.