Nindendo Dual Screen - Poke-Cancer

Posted by Joe Johnson on 04/28/2008 05:57:04

Researchers have decided to change the abbreviated name of a cancer-causing disease after Nintendo of America took offense to the use of the term, "POKEMON."

Officials with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York were abbreviating the formal name of the POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene as "POKEMON" long enough for scientific journals and media outlets to begin poking fun at the coincidence.

Nintendo's Pokémon USA division threatened to sue the research center for tarnishing the image of their Poké-brand, causing the gene to later be renamed as "Zbtb7." Far less amusing, that one.

Honestly, this is old, old news from late 2005 early 2006, but I'd never heard about it and found it absolutely hilarious. Having recently just purchased my first ever Pokémon game on the grounds that everyone loves it and it was on clearance at Radio Shack, I'm pretty interested in doing my own research into the cancer causing game.


Posted by Scud

05/01/2008 08:03:34

Cancer; Gotta catch them all.

Best... news story tag... ever.

Posted by Q

05/04/2008 03:32:58

First the World Wrestling Federation now the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's cancer Who will be forced to change their name next

I'm looking at you Q? Entertainment There can be ONLY ONE!!!

Posted by VulgarV

05/19/2008 06:21:45

the fact that the company would SUE a cancer research facility means they would be takeing money from a fund ment to HELP CURE CANCER if they won, ulitmately cause the quicker, less in depth death of many cancer victims by denying them the serch for a cure they so desperately need. YAY POKEMON!

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