UCLA stem cell scientists find tumor suppressor genes vital to regulating blood precursor cells in the common fruit fly
- Posted: September 6, 2012
UCLA scientists affiliated with the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that two common tumor suppressor genes, TSC and PTEN, are vital to regulating the stem cell-like precursor cells that create the blood supply in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.
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