Some funny gene names that I've come across. Who said scientists are boring and without a sense of humor?
Grunge (regulates a gene called teashirt)
Dreadlocks (a gene that is involved in tenticles on some animals)
INDY (stands for I'm Not Dead Yet, gene that makes flies live longer)
tinman (found in organisms with no heart)
Grim and Reaper (Together, these genes mediate programmed cell death, apoptosis)