Blame the system!

Sometimes the system you’re working on just doesn’t work the way you hope. So what do you do? Write a paper in PNAS blaming the system? Well, a paper has just appeared in PNAS with the title “Bimodal gene expression in noncooperative regulatory systems”. Damned regulatory systems – they should be water-boarded.

Alas the truth about the paper seems more prosaic:
Anna Ochab-Marcinek, A., Tabaka, M. (2010) Bimodal gene expression in noncooperative regulatory systems. PNAS online early doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008965107

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3 Responses to Blame the system!

  1. Cath Ennis says:

    How disappointing! I wanted to read about recalcitrant rats, mulish mice, and defiant <strike>guineapigs</strike> Drosophila.
    This post also reminds me of a paper title I read once that got progressively less interesting as it went along:
    The first part was very promising:
    "Comparative genomic analysis reveals species-dependent complexities that explain…"
    But the second part literally got more boring with every word:
    …difficulties with microsatellite marker development in molluscs".

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    No. I refuse!

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