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Gene Therapy: A New Frontier in Cancer Treatment

There are about 20,000 to 25,000 genes in a single strand of DNA. Genes are coded messages that give cells information about how to make proteins. Can the genes in your body help to combat, and even one day cure, … Keep Reading


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How Do Stem Cells Play a Role in Cancer Treatments?

Image from Wikimedia Commons Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into specialized cells when certain genes become activated later in development. There are two types of stem cells: embryonic and adult stem cells. Embryonic stems cells are classified … Keep Reading


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