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Cellular ‘Cheaters’ Give Rise to Cancer

14/12/2016 Σχολιάστε

 

This unrestrained clumping on a cactus, called fasciation, is a cancerlike phenomenon. CreditLon&Queta/Creative Commons

 

George Johnson, The New York Times, JULY 27, 2015

Maybe it was in “some warm little pond,”Charles Darwin speculated in 1871, that life on Earth began. A few simple chemicals sloshed together and formed complex molecules. These, over great stretches of time, joined in various combinations, eventually giving rise to the first living cell: a self-sustaining bag of chemistry capable of dividing and spawning copies of itself.

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The Path to Reading a Newborn’s DNA Map / A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, or Just a Start

05/11/2014 Σχολιάστε

The Path to Reading a Newborn’s DNA Map

By ANNE EISENBERGFEB. 8, 2014, The New York Times

 

What if laboratories could run comprehensive DNA tests on infants at birth, spotting important variations in their genomes that might indicate future medical problems? Should parents be told of each variation, even if any risk is still unclear? Would they even want to know?

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Cancer’s Secrets Come Into Sharper Focus

27/08/2011 Σχολιάστε
By GEORGE JOHNSON, August 15, 2011

For the last decade cancer research has been guided by a common vision of how a single cell, outcompeting its neighbors, evolves into a malignant tumor.

By Karen Barrow, Tony Cenicola, Soo-Jeong Kang and Nancy Donaldson

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Picture This: Cancer: Understanding how cancer begins and then grows is fundamental to one day preventing the disease. Here, we explain three new theories for how cancer may form.

 

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