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What's in a name?

Gregory A Petsko

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Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:comment1005-comment1005.2  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-4-comment1005

Published: 26 March 2002

Nothing seems to engender more passion and provoke more quarrels than the matter of assigning names to things. Cell biologists seem to have about as much imagination as the American actor/screenplay writer/director Sylvester Stallone, who came up with Rocky; Rocky II; Rocky III and Rocky IV: ... and then Rambo; Rambo II; Rambo III.