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Hox Genes and the power of bodily transformation

by Phillip Thurtle

In a scene inspired by the movie "Frankenstein", the geneticist Francis Pollidori explains to Mulder and Scully the surprising role of Hox genes during development. This scene imaginatively suggests the role of homeotic mutations in popular thinking on monstrosity.

X Files, Season 5 Episode 5, "The Post-Modern Prometheus", clip where discusses HOX genes

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The scientist Francis Pollidori (played by John O'Hurley) describes the role of HOX genes in development to Mulder and Scully.

from X Files, Season 5 Episode 5, "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (1997)
Creator: Chris Carter
Distributor: Fox Network
Posted by Phillip Thurtle