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Two in one

As cancer develops, at least two cell processes are disrupted — cell growth is promoted, and cell death inhibited. It seems that mutated versions of the notorious cancer-promoting protein MYC can accomplish both at once.

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Figure 1: The machinations of MYC.

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Berns, A. Two in one. Nature 436, 787–789 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436787a

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