] Scientists yesterday said they have discovered a
] long-sought master gene in embryonic stem
] cells that is largely responsible for giving those cells
] their unique regenerative and therapeutic potential.
. . .
] 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.
Well, if nothing else, we may be able to breed immortal mice!