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Genetic manipulation as it affects the cancer problem

proceedings of the Miami winter symposia, January 10-14, 1977

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Published by Academic Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Oncogenic viruses -- Congresses.,
  • Genetic engineering -- Congresses.,
  • Cancer -- Genetic aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Genetic intervention -- Congresses.,
  • Recombination, Genetic -- Congresses.,
  • DNA replication -- Congresses.,
  • Neoplasms -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementsponsored by the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute, Miami, Florida ; edited by J. Schultz, Z. Brada.
    SeriesMiami winter symposia ;, v. 14
    ContributionsSchultz, Julius, 1914-, Brada, Zbynek., Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC268.57 .G46
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 273 p. :
    Number of Pages273
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4542880M
    ISBN 100126327556
    LC Control Number77010005

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Before that, though, some background: CRISPR is a molecule that can be programmed to target a specific sequence in a genome. It guides an enzyme, Author: Jim Kozubek.

Genetic manipulation as it affects the cancer problem. New York: Academic Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J Schultz; Zbynek Brada; Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute.

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