Sonic Hedgehog Gene

By Carl Zimmer | February 16, 2008 11:58 pm

Sonic Hedgehog
Kristin writes, “This was a graduation present to myself. It came to me during a genetics lecture and I got it done 3 years later. It goes ankle to mid thigh. I’m a geneticist now and LOVE it. Genetics stole my heart. P.s. It codes for a snippet of an exon from the sonic the hedgehog gene.

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Comments (4)

  1. lauren

    That is amazing!

  2. Frank Herzog

    Wow that must have cost a pretty penny!

  3. Rachel

    I love this! It’s a bit weird too, because I’ve just decided to get a tattoo after graduating from genetics, and want a part of the sonic hedgehog gene (my dissertation was on it), so I searched for “sonic hedgehog gene” on google images and this came up!! 😀


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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