I have a hard time believing we’ll cure all the skin’s ills with a single gene, but this kind of research is helping a lot in terms of learning how to treat chronic diseases.
clipped from www.sciencedaily.com

‘Master Regulator’ Of Skin Formation Discovered

ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2009) — Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development, in research that could help address everything from skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis to the wrinkling of skin as people age.

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