Help me name a genome!
August 14, 2013 8:30 AM Subscribe
I'm working on a new book and I need to name a genome. I can't handwave it-- while the book is SF, I don't want people in the know to be able to look at it like people look at Law & Order address (ie, nobody from New York would ever think that's a real address. Nobody in science would ever think that's a real genome.)
posted by headspace to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have no idea how the naming protocol works. Like, I know that BRCA is the breast cancer genome, but I don't know why it's named that. I need a genome that I can mutate (it has to do with cognitive perception, if that helps,) and that I can also mechanically mutate with a virus (that could turn the gene on, when the default is off.)
Chances are, I sound like a total idiot right now. Please help me not sound like a total idiot.