creation of an oncogene


In Gear And Ready To Go.....

a: Creation of an oncogene ~
b: changing gears from Park to Drive

What: "Say, for example the alteration of the DNA is like the ignition of an unoccupied car being turned on. The transformation of a normal gene into an oncogene is like moving the gear from P (Park) to D (Drive)while the handbrake is still on. Inactivation of anti-oncogenes is akin to the release of the handbrake and the car is now free to wander onto a highway and cause mayhem"

Writer: Jill O'Donnell-Torme
Date: May 12 2013 8:38 PM

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