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    Fun Science Fact: Sonic Hedgehog

    Yes, today’s post will be about Sonic Hedgehog. No, not “Sonic THE Hedgehog”, but Sonic Hedgehog, the gene and protein! Yup, you read that right: there’s a gene that codes for a protein named after the famous video game character. You can color me just as surprised as you are. Without further ado, and because I’m excited to tell you a little bit of what I found, let’s talk more about it! Hedgehogs! Why “Sonic Hedgehog?” Well, the gene is one of the three Hedhegog (hh) genes. Without going into too much details, the hh genes are called like this because the loss of their function from a mutation results…