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Scientists create human cancer cells

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7206.335a (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:335
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Scientists have succeeded in genetically transforming normal human cells into cancer cells, a feat that eluded the research community for years. The work yields fresh insights into the process of carcinogenesis and may lead to new anticancer treatments (Nature 1999;400:401-2). Although re-searchers have converted normal human cells into cancer cells before, this is the first time that a precise molecular recipe has …

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