Discovery Challenges Fundamental Tenet Of Cancer Biology

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 16:35 in Biology & Nature

Yale researchers have identified an unusual molecular process in normal tissues that causes RNA molecules produced from separate genes to be clipped and stitched together. The discovery that these rearranged products exist in normal as well as cancerous cells potentially complicates the diagnosis of some cancers and raises the possibility that anti-cancer drugs like Gleevec could have predictable side effects.

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