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Harvard Researchers Report P53 Doppelganger -- New Gene Hints At Family Behind Previously Singular Tumor Suppressor

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August 21, 1997
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Researchers at Harvard Medical School, working in close collaboration with French scientists, have discovered a novel gene that closely resembles p53, a critical factor in tumor development that is mutated in 60% of all human cancers. The new gene, called p73, is deleted in at least one type of cancer and resides in an area of the genome that researchers worldwide have for years scoured for suspected tumor suppressor genes.

BOSTON--August 20--The famous p53, considered the single most important tumor suppressor gene, is single no more.


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Harvard Medical School. "Harvard Researchers Report P53 Doppelganger -- New Gene Hints At Family Behind Previously Singular Tumor Suppressor." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 August 1997. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/08/970821224519.htm>.
Harvard Medical School. (1997, August 21). Harvard Researchers Report P53 Doppelganger -- New Gene Hints At Family Behind Previously Singular Tumor Suppressor. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/08/970821224519.htm
Harvard Medical School. "Harvard Researchers Report P53 Doppelganger -- New Gene Hints At Family Behind Previously Singular Tumor Suppressor." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1997/08/970821224519.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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