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Re: Off topic - New "Nanog" gene

  • From: Andrea Abrahamsen
  • Date: Fri May 30 13:29:14 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."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55817-2003May29.html

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"..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..."

[Ooo !]


"..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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Andrea Abrahamsen
Software Engineer, Intelligent Network Services
Cisco Systems