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p53 : the gene that cracked the cancer code

Author: Sue Armstrong, (Writer on science)
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2014. ©2014
Series: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 2.
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All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene, which has a crucial job - it protects us from cancer. Known simply as p53, this gene constantly scans our cells to ensure that they grow and divide without mishap, as part of the routine maintenance of our bodies. If a cell makes a mistake in copying its DNA during the process of division, p53 stops it in its tracks, summoning a repair team before allowing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Armstrong, (Writer on science)
ISBN: 9781472910516 1472910516 9781472913203 1472913205
OCLC Number: 890394230
Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Flesh of our own flesh --
The enemy within --
Discovery --
Unseeable biology --
Cloning the gene --
A case of mistaken identity --
A new angle on cancer --
p53 reveals its true colours --
Master switch --
'Guardian of the genome' --
Of autumn leaves and cell death --
Of mice and men --
The guardian's gatekeeper --
The smoking gun --
Following the fingerprints --
Cancer in the family --
The Tropeiro connection? --
Jekyll and Hyde --
Cancer and ageing : a balancing act? --
The treatment revolution.
Series Title: Bloomsbury sigma series, bk. 2.
Other Titles: Gene that cracked the cancer code
Responsibility: Sue Armstrong.

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The story of the search for p53--the most important gene in medicine.  Read more...

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More than any textbook, article, or lecture could, this book offers a sip of contagious enthusiasm and a conviction that scientists will eventually "crack the cancer code" * Science * One of the best Read more...

 
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