Epigentic mechanism linked to pediatric leukemia

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Changes in an epigenetic mechanism that turns expression of genes on and off may be as important as genetic alterations in causing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study led by scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and published in the June 10th, 2013 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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