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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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Research may explain how the body’s foremost anti-cancer ‘guardian’ protein learned to switch sides - Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered a new function of the body’s most important tumor-suppressing protein.
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