December 19, 2005
Cancer Gene Name Draws Legal Ire
Scientists at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have described a gene that causes cancer. The problem with the POK erthroid myeloid ontogenic gene is the name they gave it: Pokemon. Nintendo was less than thrilled with the name and threatened legal action. The name has subsequently been changed to the the uninteresting Zbtb7. Lets hope that this isn't the secret ingredient in some floor cleaner.
More on the story here.
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