Stem cells, asymmetric division and cancer

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Asymmetric division of stem cells results into two unequal daughter cells, only one of which resembles the parent stem cell. A new study provides genetic evidence in Drosophila melanogaster that the disturbance of this delicately balanced process in neuronal stem cells induces a cancer-like state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1028
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


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