jake on 2003.05.30
at 08:01 pm
Scientists have isolated a gene in mice that keeps embryonic stem cells young. It has been dubbed Nanog "after the land in Celtic myth called Tir nan Og." This is great news for the scientific community as it's a promising new way to avoid political implications in harvesting stem cells.
"This discovery is very exciting," says Austin Smith, who led the ISCR team. "If Nanog has the same effect in humans as we have found in mice, this will be a key step in the developing embryonic stem cells for medical treatments."
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