Keio University

Musashi Gene Research

Musashi Gene Research has a new website!

Although iconic in Japanese history and culture, Musashi’s name and unique story became part of the scientific lexicon serendipitously. In the early 1990s, a group of scientists led by noted neurobiologist Craig Montell discovered a new gene, which, when mutated, led to a cell fate determination defect in sensory organ precursor cells.