Bethesda, MD - Scientists in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered a new gene that is pivotal to a crucial metabolic pathway linked to the growth and progression of human breast cancer. The gene appears to be expressed at abnormally high levels in tumor cells of most breast cancer patients, more than half of cases examined so far. The researchers report their findings in the August 15 issue of Science.
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