just in case you thought biologists were actually serious people, certain cell protrusions are called blebs, mating yeast are called shmoos, and we named a developmental gene sonic hedgehog and its inhibitor is robotnikinin

Pop Culture

So, while watching Animal Planet at 7:30 after not being able to fall asleep last night I learned that the gene that causes some of the mutations in animals and such is called “Sonic hedgehog”. Apparently it’s a vital gene in all life. It’s weird, there’s a protein called Pikachurin and the gene Zbtb7 was originally called Pokemon.

Oh yeah, there’s an inhibitor protein or gene or something for Sonic hedgehog. What is it? Robotnikinin, of course!

did you guys catch the joke in the title?