Friday, October 28, 2005

'Start of life' gene discovered

"Harnessing the Human Genome will make harnessing the atom look like childs play..."

I don't know who said that, or made a vaguely similar statement, but I believe it to be true.

I am continually amazed at what is being discovered in this area. I guess we are all waiting for more real-world results instead of pure research...

Scientists have found the gene responsible for controlling a first key step in the creation of new life.
The HIRA gene is involved in the events necessary for the fertilisation that take place once a sperm enters an egg.

Faults in this gene might explain why some couples struggle to get pregnant despite having healthy sperm, say the researchers from the UK and France.

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