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Gene Is Like A Noun

a: Gene ~
b: noun

What: "In the language of life, each of the ~23,000 genes/proteins encoded by the human genome is like a noun with its own special meaning. The possible interactions and functions of these proteins are akin to verbs. If we want to make real progress in understanding how cells work, a lot more researchers will need to markedly expand their biomolecular vocabularies. Otherwise, we will have a lot of data, but little knowledge."

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Writer: s_pelech_kinexus
LCC: QR
Where:
Date: Jul 31 2011 12:50 PM


Congress As Marionette

a: Congress ~
b: a marionette

What: "Congress is like a marionette - with strings that make it dance. The "strings" are tangled with competing masters, so it's no wonder the dance is mostly futile movements - but entertaining nonetheless."

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Writer: denismenis
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Where:
Date: Jan 18 2012 12:27 PM


It's All About Context

a: Ozone ~
b: cholesterol

What: "Ozone is like cholesterol - there's a good kind and a bad kind. And the trick is knowing the difference so you can do something about it."

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Writer: karin meyer
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 13 2012 11:06 AM


Car-death-tragic

a: Jackson Pollock ~
b: James Dean

What:

In Terms of Death, yes. They both were most active in the same time period. Both artists died in car crashes. Yes sir-ee...


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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 10 2015 4:16 PM



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