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Scientists Induce A Form Of Leukemia In Mice, Gaining An Unprecedented Glimpse Into The Disorder's Roots

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November 17, 1998
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Brandeis University
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In a finding that promises to expand greatly the scope of leukemia research, scientists at Brandeis University have induced a form of the disease in mice that's strikingly similar to chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), which affects humans.

WALTHAM, Mass. -- In a finding that promises to expand greatly the scope of leukemia research, scientists at Brandeis University have induced a form of the disease in mice that's strikingly similar to chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), which affects humans. The development gives researchers their best opportunity yet to probe CML's molecular origins, tracing it from a simple mutation involving two genes into a disease that accounts for fully one-fifth of all leukemia patients.


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Brandeis University. (1998, November 17). Scientists Induce A Form Of Leukemia In Mice, Gaining An Unprecedented Glimpse Into The Disorder's Roots. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981117080225.htm
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