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Microbiologist

5 Months ago

How cells solve their identity crisis: Scientists uncover how cells remember their identity, avoiding errors that could cause cancer

Cancer is often the result of DNA mutations or problems with how cells divide, which can lead to cells 'forgetting' what type of cell they are or how to function properly. Scientists have now provided clarity into how new cells remember their identity after cell division. These memory mechanisms could explicate problems that occur when cell identity is not maintained, such as cancer.

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