In · Brief

December 2006
Science & Children;Dec2006, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p11
Academic Journal
The article offers news briefs related to biology. Scientists have discovered the gene called SOX2 which controls the development of taste buds and stimulates stem cells on the surface of the embryonic tongue and in the back of the mouth. Another discovery is a naturally occurring enzyme that can break down the major element of the brain plaques characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.


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