Thursday, September 13, 2012

If the Italo Calvino novel is any guide, a similar mutation has the same effect in Vauxhall Viscounts

The story of the DMRT3 gene does not end with the discovery that it controls left / right synchronisation of locomotion in mammals, by signalling the development of spinal commisural interneurons. Extending that work at Riddled Research Laboratories, we have found that a counterpart to DMRT3 is present in the genome of Honda Z hatchbacks!



Knocking out that gene with antisense DNA has dramatic results!
Anti-sense technology is a speciality of the Riddled laboratory.

Locating the Honda gene involved the extraction and PCR-amplification of large quantities of the DMRT3 gene from Icelandic horses. I trust this will explain the sudden absence of Taq polymerase from the lab, and will put an end to all the palaver about Requisition Form 43-166/b. Paperwork, we hates it, yes precious we hates it forever.

A pity about the wee horses. Enjoy the soup.

12 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

InDeedVo.
~

Another Kiwi said...

Enjoy the soup, Thundra

Another Kiwi said...

Requisition Form 43-166/b? Oh that was mysteriously burnt in the mysterious filing cabinet fire that no one knows anything about.
I have heard that whole soccer teams have this gene, Dynamo Split comes to mind.

Another Kiwi said...

O' course car splitting does not always go well

Also: I assume that things are squared away with Damien Hirst's legal team?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Of course, sometimes splitting a car just needs 75,000 pounds of thrust.

Substance McGravitas said...

You have to be extra careful splitting cars or you may wind up with a Citroen reaction and an energy release in the megaJaguars.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I trust this will explain the sudden absence of Taq polymerase from the lab, and will put an end to all the palaver about Requisition Form 43-166/b.

Are you sure Greenish Hugh didn't grab it, thinking it was a cocktail mix? Stick to bottled beer for a few months, lads, and make sure he opens the bottles in front of you.

Grant said...

Ah, it’s Honda agenesis. Terrible disease.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Abscess makes the fart go Honda.
~

Smut Clyde said...

According to this version of the wee horse image, it's an "equus cute lacera". Doesn't look that cute to me.

Smut Clyde said...

Also too.

Another Kiwi said...

Oh sure, it's not as cute as Pink brony but it's OK