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Key step in gene activation discovered

 
  May, 22 2001 0:07
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Key step in gene activation discovered

Scientists at Penn State have cracked the code of an essential signal in the sequence of steps that controls the molecular choreography of gene regulation. The discovery is expected to aid development of therapies and prevention strategies for certain genetically triggered diseases such as breast cancers, pediatric cancers, and leukemia.

NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact:
Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State


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