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How Do Normal Genes Suppress Tumors?

Lecture no. 16 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer

How Do Normal Genes Suppress Tumors?

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Now that you understand oncogenes, focus on tumor suppressor genes for a more complete view of cancer. Start by learning how the BRCA1 gene mutation in inherited breast cancer was discovered—and its implications—before turning to strategies for identifying and isolating suppressor genes to be used in therapy. Explore the genes’ functions, from repairing DNA damage to acting as brakes in the cell division cycle.

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