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Plant Compound Blocks Action Of Cancer Genes

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August 31, 2000
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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A plant compound that produces severe neural defects in developing embryos can block the action of mutated genes that produce basal cell skin carcinomas, the most common form of human cancer.

August 31, 2000 -— A plant compound that produces severe neural defects in developing embryos can block the action of mutated genes that produce basal cell skin carcinomas, the most common form of human cancer.


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