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By Sue Armstrong

We all have lurking in our DNA a so much amazing gene. Its task is simple – to guard us from melanoma. This gene – identified easily as p53 – consistently scans our cells to make sure that they develop and divide with no mishap, as a part of the regimen upkeep of bodies. If a cellphone makes a mistake in copying its DNA as a part of its strategy of department, p53 stops it in its tracks, sending within the fix crew sooner than permitting the mobile to hold on dividing. If the error is irreparable and the rogue phone threatens to develop uncontrolled (as occurs in cancer), p53 instructions the cellphone to devote suicide. melanoma can't improve until p53 itself is broken and malfunctioning. no longer strangely, p53 is the main studied gene in history.

This vastly vital gene has teased the minds of a few of the main vibrant and impressive scientists all over the world. those characters populate Sue Armstrong's ebook p53: The Gene that Cracked the melanoma Code, the tale of scientific science's project to solve the mysteries of this gene and to get to the center of what occurs in our cells after they flip cancerous. p53: The Gene that Cracked the melanoma Code finds the story of the hunt for this gene, in addition to the buzz of the search for brand spanking new therapies – the hype, the misplaced possibilities, the blind alleys and the exciting breakthroughs. because the long-anticipated revolution in melanoma remedy adapted to every person patient's signs begins to take off finally, p53 continues to be on the vanguard of the sport. it is a well timed story of clinical discovery and advances in our knowing of a illness that also impacts multiple in 3 people sooner or later in our lives.

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