Dr Mumbo

The Punch writer with an extra chromosome

Today’s entertaining article of the day comes from The Punch, where Chris Deal ruminates on the difficulties of being  the sort of man the men’s magazines write for, revealing:

“After only a few page turns I realised that while I am in possession of a penis and an extra chromosome, this magazine was well and truly not talking to me.”

And today’s reader comment of the day came shortly afterwards:  

“Carrying an extra chromosome doesn’t make you a male. Carrying a Y chromosome (for half your chromosome’s at least) instead of an X chromosome makes you a male. Carrying an extra chromosome means you have Down syndrome”.

Fortunately, Deal’s day job is as a web designer rather than scientist.


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