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What Protects Us From Radiation? Some Answers Are Found In More Than 100 Yeast Genes

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November 19, 2001
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A novel search of 3,760 "nonessential" yeast genes has revealed 107 new genes that may determine how we resist, or are hurt by, radiation -- and whether we succumb to, or survive, cancer. More than tripling the number of mutant genes known to influence radiation damage, the work was carried out at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and reported in the journal Nature Genetics. Previously, fewer than 30 such genes were known.

(Nov. 18, 2001) -- A novel search of 3,760 "nonessential" yeast genes has revealed 107 new genes that may determine how we resist, or are hurt by, radiation -- and whether we succumb to, or survive, cancer.


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NIH/National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences. (2001, November 19). What Protects Us From Radiation? Some Answers Are Found In More Than 100 Yeast Genes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011119071637.htm
NIH/National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences. "What Protects Us From Radiation? Some Answers Are Found In More Than 100 Yeast Genes." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/011119071637.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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