Off topic - New "Nanog" gene
slinky at rogers.com
Fri May 30 17:25:59 UTC 2003
At 12:28 AM 5/30/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>"In recognition of that power, the researchers have named the gene
>"nanog," a reference to the mythological Celtic land of Tir Nan Og,
>whose fairy-like residents are said to stay forever young."
>Joseph T. Klein
><This space available. Ask for my resume.>
>PSTN: +1 415 462 1534 Mobile: +1 414 628 3380
"..is largely responsible for giving those cells their unique regenerative
and therapeutic potential."
[Pull hair out, pull out the nearest bundle of Ethernet cable, see a
therapist.. or read NANOG. Results guaranteed !]
"In doing so, the proteins precisely turn "on" and "off" other genes in
that stretch of DNA..."
"..scientists have yet to identify the signal that tells nanog to turn on..."
[IP addressing discussions always raise my temperature a few degrees :)]
"In the current experiments, nanog activity was turned up or blocked with
genetic techniques that so altered the cells as to make them unacceptable
for use in humans..."
[Only those lacking the special NANOG cluebat]
"...once people have done a little of it, they want to do more."
[Aw yeah !]
Now back to your regularly scheduled discussions. :)
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