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Re: Off topic - New "Nanog" gene
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 -- 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. :)
Software Engineer, Intelligent Network Services