What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?

What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?
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What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?

What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About Cancer?
July 2011 in Tacoma, WA

Because we share about two-thirds of our genes with the humble fruit fly, scientists can pinpoint genes that contribute to human cancer by studying genes in these tiny insects. Join the University of Puget Sound’s Leslie Saucedo, PhD, to explore how she uses fruit flies to help decode the genetics of rampant cell growth, a defining feature of cancer.

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