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2004-12-15 07:45:42

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science has released a major chunk of data from its mapping of the mouse brain genome, hoping the information will help researchers understand how the human brain works. Ninety percent of the mouse genome - its complete set of DNA - is the same as the human genome, so the Allen Brain Atlas findings can help advance research into human brain function, behavior and diseases, such as Parkinson's. The institute said Monday it is releasing data for...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.