Hopes rise of cure for cancer as cell division reversed [The Scotsman]
Cell division rewind button found [news.bbc]
A team led by Dr Gary Gorbsky at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation were able to interrupt and reverse cell division by manipulating a key protein. They were even able to send duplicate chromosomes, the packages of DNA containing genes, back to the centre of the original cell that gave rise to them - an achievement previously thought to be impossible.
Why is this relagated to a small box on page 11 of the Scotsman and a tiny link on the Health section of BBC News? (Does anyone read the Health section?) This is fucking marvellous. They've essentially reversed aging, on a very small scale. This has potential applications far beyond curing cancer.
More to be done yet, obviously.