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International Team Identifies 480 Genes that Control Human Cell Division

January 7, 2008

Ziv Bar-Joseph A team of U.S., Israeli and German scientists used computational biology techniques to discover 480 genes that play a role in human cell division, and to identify more than 100 of those genes that have an abnormal pattern of activation in cancer cells. Full Story

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Carnegie Mellon University

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