"Mutations are changes in the genetic code that often result in the production of protein that cannot function normally. Nonsense mutations are like a period in the middle of a long sentence, together with deletion of the words that should have followed."
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.