17 Aug 2020
Setting it Straight: Antibody dreaming and the Y in immunology
Setting it Straight - Issue #20
Written by Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty
A Sci-Fi dream sequence: you’re floating in the air, legs straight, feet together and arms outstretched at a 60 degree angle. If you were standing, you would be a perfect Y. Strapped to the outer side of each forearm there’s a light metal tube (a propulsion system? anti-gravity device?). It feels bionic, has a couple of finger-like projections at its top, and has somehow arranged your fingers and thumb in a way that’s identical for both hands. Looking around, you’re vaguely aware of other Ys floating in the general vicinity.