A Scientist's Mother's DayTo make one me you just addHalf of mom and half of dadThat is what I once believedBut I know now that I was wrongI got so much more from you mom
♥ Stanford graduate student Adam Cole was taking a class in behavioral human biology when he was inspired to pen these whimsical, biologically explicit verses. To his surprise, the song became a hit! He explains that mitochondrial DNA is inherited exclusively from mom, also X has over a thousand genes, Y has less than 92
so that:Just like two strands of DNA are spirally entwinedYour nature and your nurture are inspiringly combinedScientists remind me and I find that it is trueSlightly more than half of everything I am is thanks to you
Making a cameo appearance in the video, the bushy-bearded man is Stanford biology professor Robert Sapolsky, PhD.
Cole is quick to reassure dad: "“He knows that my love for him is not proportional to the biological effect he had on my genetics and development.”Roses are Red, Blood Cells Blue
: For last year's Mother's Day post, see http://goo.gl/ptEPLD #ScienceSunday #happymothersday