Thomas Jefferson University Researchers Uncover New Way Nature Turns Genes On And Off

Published: Dec 28, 2006

(PHILADELPHIA) Peering deep within the cells of fruit flies, developmental biologists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia may have discovered a new way that genes are turned on and off during development. If they're right, and the same processes are at work in higher organisms, including mammals, the findings could eventually have implications for improving the understanding of a range of diseases, including childhood cancer.

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