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Jumping Down the Road to Cancer. Lying dormant in our genomes are millions of jumping genes. Originally discovered by Barbara McClintock, transposons are DNA sequences that can move from one location to another in our DNA. Transposons cause mutations when they jump to new locations, so keeping them from jumping is important. However, although transposons are largely silent, every person probably…
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Future treatment? Researchers target gene that controls colon cancer stem cells - TORONTO - Canadian scientists believe they have found the "Achilles heel" of colon cancer stem cells, which appear to be responsible for the recurrence of the disease in many patients who have gone into remission after treatment.
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