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The guardian of the genome

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Science  03 Apr 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6230, pp. 49
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa8194

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The discovery of the tumor suppressor protein known as p53, and the process of unearthing its functions came about as a result the efforts of thousands of scientists around the globe. In p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, science writer Sue Armstrong takes a fresh look at the exciting breakthroughs and disappointing setbacks that characterized this endeavor. The result, according to reviewers Anna Mandinova and Sam W. Lee, is a brilliant narrative that captures the enthusiasm and excitement of scientific discovery, as well as the daily struggles and challenges faced by cancer researchers.