Genetics: Animal Tumors

  • W. E. Heston
Part of the Cancer, A Comprehensive Treatise book series (C)


The development of our knowledge of the role of genes in the physiology and biochemistry of the cell during the past three-quarters of a century has erased any doubt that cancer is in some way genetic. It is inconceivable that anything so closely related to the physiology of the organism and the differentiation of the cell could be otherwise.


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  • W. E. Heston
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  1. 1.Laboratory of BiologyNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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