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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Cancer - Genes With Design Problems

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In normal tissues, the genes have no design problems, but in cancer, changes occur in the DNA. Some of the genes, and hence the proteins, are not made correctly. For example, a protein may be missing, overproduced, shortened, or assembled with alterations.

Such alterations can eventually contribute to uncontrolled growth and cancer.

Cancer - Genes With Design Problems