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Small Molecule Spurs Genes to Action
August 20, 2007
Most of us think of disease as the failure of an organ or the breach of some critical fortress in the body's defense system. But for many ailments, including cancer and diabetes, disease begins with an even more fundamental error: the failure of genes to turn on and off when they should. Hoping to understand and eventually help correct such errors, University of Michigan researcher Anna Mapp and co-workers are developing molecules that mimic natural regulators of gene expression.
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