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An oncogene is a gene that, when mutated or expressed at high levels, helps turn a normal cell into a tumor cell.

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RXR: A key protein in the balanced production of different blood cells

RXR: A key protein in the balanced production of different blood cells

Molecular motion of “undruggable” proteins reveals drug-binding sites

Molecular motion of “undruggable” proteins reveals drug-binding sites

NIH funds research on mRNA vaccines to stop cancer development

NIH funds research on mRNA vaccines to stop cancer development

Drugs used for myelodysplastic syndrome could potentially activate a sleeping oncogene

Drugs used for myelodysplastic syndrome could potentially activate a sleeping oncogene

Study shows polymersome can effectively deliver PARP1 siRNA to treat breast cancer

Study shows polymersome can effectively deliver PARP1 siRNA to treat breast cancer

Researchers discover a unique origin of severe pediatric brain cancer

Researchers discover a unique origin of severe pediatric brain cancer

Kras oncogenes use genetic reprogramming to drive tumorigenesis

Kras oncogenes use genetic reprogramming to drive tumorigenesis

Study shows how skin cells act as a firewall against cancer

Study shows how skin cells act as a firewall against cancer

Versatile method produces massive numbers of authentic human heart muscle cells

Versatile method produces massive numbers of authentic human heart muscle cells

Olfactory receptor gene may drive breast cancer metastasis to the brain

Olfactory receptor gene may drive breast cancer metastasis to the brain

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that explains why moles become melanomas

Researchers discover molecular mechanism that explains why moles become melanomas

Genomic changes in advanced tumors reveal interactions with treatment

Genomic changes in advanced tumors reveal interactions with treatment

CRISPR introduces potentially dangerous changes in cells, reveals research

CRISPR introduces potentially dangerous changes in cells, reveals research

Targeting Shp2 as a cancer therapy may worsen the disease

Targeting Shp2 as a cancer therapy may worsen the disease

Study offers novel therapeutic opportunities to prevent breast tumor recurrence

Study offers novel therapeutic opportunities to prevent breast tumor recurrence

Study imparts mechanistic understanding on early stages of human cancer

Study imparts mechanistic understanding on early stages of human cancer

Study unearths previously unknown role of CTCF, the transcription regulator

Study unearths previously unknown role of CTCF, the transcription regulator

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Study shows how single cells take up fatty acids, offering new insights into cancer biology

Study shows how single cells take up fatty acids, offering new insights into cancer biology

Researchers hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment for breast cancer patients

Researchers hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment for breast cancer patients