If you could rename your favorite journals with musically referencing titles, what would they be? Some ideas:
Cell or Nature or Science = Magical Mystery Science Tour
Nature Genetics = Nuthin’ But A “GWAS” Thang
Genes and Development = Billie Genes
PLoS One = Come As You Are
PLoS Biology = Wish You Could Publish Here
Genome Research = C.B.R.E.A.M. (Computational Biology Rules Everything Around Me)
CSHL Protocols = Methods Man
RNA or Nucleic Acids Research = Base Sugar Phosphate Magik
Any others? Hey, first person to submit a comment below identifying all of my references and adding one good new one gets a free super-limited edition t-shirt. For reals!
Collectively we cook it up in the lab; they package it up nice and then sell it back to us for a profit. An honest exchange? No, of course not, but that’s the game. Even what product of our own we could save cannot compete with all that nectar they sling, so we’re addicts.
Here’s a list of prominent suppliers. We consume a lot of their product in RNA Journal Club, as you’ve probably noticed, especially from the triangle of cartels I call the “Big Three.” You’re warned that the quality can be highly variable:
The Big Three
Yeeawh, hit that #$%@.