We are rapidly demystifying cancers, exposing the molecular mechanisms underlying tumors and leading the search for the next generation of targeted cancer therapies. We see a future where every cancer and every patient has a cure.
What determines how a cell’s genome is regulated to ensure proper growth and development? Turns out, the parts of the genome that are turned on or off in each cell-type or tissue play a major role in this process. Now, Associate Professor Julie Law, first author Ming Zhou and colleagues have shown that the CLASSY gene family regulates which parts of the genome are turned off in a tissue-specific manner. The discovery has the potential to advance many areas in biology, from boosting crop yields in plants to enhancing the efficacy of medical treatments for humans.

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