(Homework filter) Snappy genetics poster title needed
February 26, 2011 6:20 AM   Subscribe

My poster group needs a short, snappy title (preferably with a terrible newspaper style pun). And we've got nothing.

The topic is genetic diversity in small populations, which covers stuff like inbreeding depression (genetic problems that occur in small populations) and how it can be fixed (breeding with strangers from other populations and other things)

Any suggestions?
posted by stillnocturnal to Media & Arts (15 answers total)
Mean Gene Machine
(double meaning for mean intended)
posted by safetyfork at 6:28 AM on February 26, 2011

Drift and Shout?
Hardly Weinberg... but who is anyway?
Lost and Founder effects?
Unhealthy Fixations?

If you can be more specific about the principles under discussion in the posters I can try to churn out a few more.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:35 AM on February 26, 2011

The dirty gene gang

You know I just realized you wanted a title for the poster itself. For some reason I was off to the races on naming the group. Sorry!
posted by safetyfork at 6:37 AM on February 26, 2011

Kith N Cousins
posted by ColdChef at 6:40 AM on February 26, 2011

Inbreeding: Caught in a Bad Romance
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:57 AM on February 26, 2011

Sexy strangers and benefits of sleeping with them.
posted by dougrayrankin at 6:59 AM on February 26, 2011

Strangers in the Night
O, Brother Where Aren't Thou?
posted by paulsc at 7:02 AM on February 26, 2011

These are great, thanks!

Cold Lurky, We are covering inbreeding depression, stochastisticity (environmental and genetic, so things like random genetic drift and vulnerability to extreme weather conditions), and the increased risk of extinction in small/ isolated populations due to a decrease in gene variation (both plants and animals) We are also covering solutions, both in-situ and ex-situ, such as relocation, outcrossing, and seed banks.
posted by stillnocturnal at 7:13 AM on February 26, 2011

Really Dorky then: The Genes Must Flow.
Silly: Uncle Grandpa and the drifty dozens.
or maybe just the Drifty Dozens.
or Re-covering your bases: The joys of outcrossing.
Somewhere in there there's a pun about variation and the spice of life, but I can't quite reach it.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:24 AM on February 26, 2011

The Pool Crew
The Hearty Boys
posted by Gilbert at 7:28 AM on February 26, 2011

The Rise and Fall of The British Empire.
posted by timsteil at 8:08 AM on February 26, 2011

A Random Walk with Thee
The Methylators
Crossing Over
The Heterozygotes
posted by The White Hat at 8:41 AM on February 26, 2011

"Oh, you again." Getting Out of the Inbreeding Rut.
Interpool swimming: It's a whole new whirl.
Swimming in small circles: the case for a bigger gene pool
Getting out of the familial hot tub and into the giant gene pool
Why sex in the gene pool is better than the hot tub.
50 ways to leave your small little enclave of genetic stagnancy
Hey, ma, I think the gene pool needs a new filter!

Sorry, some of these are really awful. I'm going to have to explain why I'm laughing and then blushing and cringing to myself when go out later. ugh. Also, my apologies for beating the 'pool' metaphor to death...it's just so perfectly corny.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:21 AM on February 26, 2011

Dirty Pool
posted by Buffaload at 12:55 PM on February 26, 2011

Pool Cleaners
posted by Buffaload at 1:01 PM on February 26, 2011

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