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Scientists identify new mechanisms for cancer cell mutations

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Ryan MaassBIRMINGHAM, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Abnormalities in a cell's transcription machinery are responsible for aggressive cancer mutations, new research by University of Birmingham scientists suggests.
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