Ohio State researchers find that a gene within a gene contributes to the aggressiveness of acute myeloid leukemia
High expression of a gene called BAALC is known to be associated with poor survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. BAALC has a second smaller gene embedded within it that is also active.
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