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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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Lasker Winner Calls for More Genetic Testing for Cancer - A geneticist wins a prestigious Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation award and uses the spotlight to call for much wider genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer.
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