A recent study shows that hundreds of genes contribute to cell growth and cell division. For the first time these genes, many of which are potential contributors to cancer, have been mapped in a single systematic study.
The group led by Professor Jussi Taipale (University of Helsinki and National Public Health Institute of Finland) has identified genes contributing to cell growth and cell division by systematic silencing of most of the genes in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. The results are published in the February 23. issue of the journal Nature.
The group of Jussi Taipale belongs to the Molecular and Cancer Biology Research Program of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, and the Department of Molecular Medicine of the National Public Health Institute, Finland. The group is part of the Finnish Academy Centre of Excellence for the Translational Genome-Scale Biology.
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