"My technical specialty is DNA fingerprinting, a laboratory procedure that helps us correctly identify and track the DNA samples we process. The results look like a bar code that retail stores use to scan purchases. It serves a similar purpose too. The DNA sequence of any individual is unique. So a DNA fingerprint is like a personalized bar code"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.