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Cancer biology

Sleeping Beauty awakens

Ancient jumping DNA found napping in fish has been revived and is being used to identify cancer genes in mice. But the benefits of this aptly named ‘Sleeping Beauty’ system could reach far beyond cancer.

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Figure 1: DNA leaps out of fish and into cancer research.

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Weiser, K., Justice, M. Sleeping Beauty awakens. Nature 436, 184–185 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436184a

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