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Penn team mine specific ovarian cancer oncogene in 'junk DNA'.

Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. 662 more words


Epigenetics: The New Buzz Word In Cancer

Cancer is caused by mutations that either turn on the expression of oncogenes or turn off the expression of tumor suppressors. Oncogenes are elements that promote growth and cell division while tumor suppressors slow down the cell cycle and work to keep the cell from dividing. 473 more words