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(Popular Science)   A molecule called Dickkopf-1 is your worst enemy as you age, further proof that scientists are still obnoxious teenagers at heart when it comes to naming things   (popsci.com) divider line 1
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2013-02-12 11:33:54 AM  
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Kazan: for those of you who are german-challenged

translation: fathead


Yes.  Named as such because it was originally identified as a gene that causes induction of head structures in frog embryos.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v391/n6665/full/391357a0.html
 
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