Cancer Researchers Figure Out The `Traffic Cop' Gene's M.O.

For years, scientists have been convinced that one particular gene, dubbed p53, plays a central role in cancer. In study after study, people with breast, lung, colon, brain, and other cancers have been found to harbor defective copies of this gene. Researchers hypothesized that somehow the gene is normally able to suppress nascent tumors--but how?

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