Orphan Gene Named Harry Potter

Oct 23, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


The Financial Times reports that scientist have named an orphan gene Harry Potter, in keeping with the tradition of naming orphan genes after famous orphans. The gene, “plays a key role in regulating the onset of puberty, one of the great mysteries of human biology”.

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