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Scientists, Using Flies, Trace Genetic Links To Cancer

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January 8, 1999
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By using flies, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University have linked mutations in specific genes to about 200 tiny cells whose unchecked growth leads to fatal brain tumors. The success of their experiments, they say, is proving the insect's value as a model for cancer research.

By using flies, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University have linked mutations in specific genes to about 200 tiny cells whose unchecked growth leads to fatal brain tumors. The success of their experiments, they say, is proving the insect's value as a model for cancer research.


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