Cancer suppression gene identified

Adelaide researchers have identified a new gene that could prevent the development of lymphoma.

Caspase-2 contributes to the self-destruction of damaged or harmful cells which, if left uninterrupted, can be the cause of diseases such as blood cancer.

The gene ensures that cells predisposed to cancer maintain a healthy number of chromosomes, by preventing the cell from losing or gaining copies of the chromosomes which is frequently observed in tumour cells.

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