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p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code

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Description for p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: MFN; MJCL; PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 24. Weight in Grams: 236.
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 the cell to carry on dividing. If the mistake is irreparable and the rogue cell ... Read more

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About Sue Armstrong
Sue Armstrong is a science writer and broadcaster based in Edinburgh. She has worked for a variety of media organisations, including New Scientist, and since the 1980s has undertaken regular assignments for the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS, writing about women's health issues and the AIDS pandemic, among many other topics, and reporting from ... Read more

Reviews for p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code
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
Armstrong's book is genuinely engrossing on many levels, and the story is very well told. It has considerable depth, yet sufficient clarity to be able to reach a ... Read more

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