Cancer Gene Tangles

Scientific American

News from the Front in War on Cancer–Mission Not Accomplished

May 2, 2012

Online News: “The genetic code details when cells should grow, divide and eventually die. Cancer is a disease of misinformation—cells ignore the rules, growing despite multiple molecular signals telling them to stop and invading other tissues because they no longer respond to biological messages to stay put or even destroy themselves. In the past four decades scientists have identified thousands of genetic mistakes that either cause cancer or boost the risk of developing it.”

 

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