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How a Quirky Fruit Fly Gene Could Help Researchers Develop New Cancer Drugs


June 13, 2012

biology graphic Loyola University researchers are taking advantage of a quirk in the evolution of fruit fly genes to help develop new weapons against cancer. Full Story

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Loyola University, Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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