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Could genes suspected in the spread of cancer be harnessed for stem cell therapies?

By Carey Goldberg
Globe Staff / September 8, 2008

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On a visit to Bangalore in 1998, Robert Weinberg, one of America's leading cancer researchers, met a voraciously curious young doctoral student from a South Indian village so remote that he grew up without phones or television, studying by kerosene lamp. He had no Western-style last name, only a first - Mani. (Full article: 1130 words)

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