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Interactive video lesson plan for: The cancer gene we all have - Michael Windelspecht

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Within every cell in our body, two copies of a tumor suppressor gene called BRCA1 are tasked with regulating the speed at which cells divide. Michael Windelspecht explains how these genes can sometimes mutate, making those cells less specialized and more likely to develop into cancer.

Lesson by Michael Windelspecht, animation by Zedem Media.

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