Cells that Avoid Suicide May Become Cancerous

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 22:21 in Biology & Nature

When a cell's chromosomes lose their ends, the cell usually kills itself to stem the genetic damage. But University of Utah biologists discovered how those cells can evade suicide and start down the path to cancer. The study of fruit flies is the first to show in animals that losing just one telomere - the end of a chromosome - can lead to many abnormalities in a cell's chromosomes.

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