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The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Genetic Mystery, a Lethal Cancer, and the Improbable Invention of a Lifesaving Treatment

by Jessica Wapner Author

This book brings us one of the first in-depth looks at the Philadelphia Chromosome, a landmark discovery in our fight against cancer. In 1959 while observing a human cell, a researcher noticed that it was missing a piece of DNA. This small discovery began to change our understanding of what causes cancer and we still are working on unraveling the ramifications of this finding decades later. Filled with dozens of interviews with the doctors, researchers, and patients involved in understanding the Philadelphia Chromosome, this book will be great for anyone interested in science journalism, or anyone who wants to know more about cancer research.

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