" Passed down through the ages from fathers to sons, the Y chromosome is like the genetic signature of a male line."
"Here's how it works: Fitzpatrick looked at the Y chromosome on the suspect's DNA profile, which gives clues to the male side of the family, including their last name. "Studying the Y chromosome is like studying the last name of the family and that's really interesting to genealogists."
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.