The molecular genetics of cancer

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Science  16 Jan 1987:
Vol. 235, Issue 4786, pp. 305-311
DOI: 10.1126/science.3541204


The search for genetic damage in neoplastic cells now occupies a central place in cancer research. Diverse examples of such damage are in hand, and they in turn hint at biochemical explanations for neoplastic growth. The way may be open to solve the riddles of how normal cells govern their replication and why cancer cells do not.