Wednesday March 11th, 2015 10:39 Breakthrough discovery unveils 'master switches' in colon cancer

( Case Western Reserve University ) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new mechanism by which colon cancer develops. By focusing on segments of DNA located between genes, or so-called "junk DNA," the team has discovered a set of master switches, i.e., gene enhancer elements, that turn "on and off" key genes whose altered expression is defining for …

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