FRUIT FLY EYES OFFER CLUES TO HUMAN CANCER

Scientists are using the eyes of fruit flies to better understand the human retinoblastoma protein gene, in which mutations are a leading cause of eye cancer.

In the current issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers provide the first detailed examination of a set of mutations similar to those present in the human cancer gene, says study coauthor Irina Pushel, an undergraduate at Michigan State University.

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