Day 196 (8q24.12-8q24.21): Myc, a master oncogene

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Day 196 has 38 protein-coding genes (browser view), including MYC (v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene homolog).

Myc is a transcription factor that turns on many¬†genes during development. This means that it is an oncogene, and accidental activation causes many cancers. Myc was discovered while studying Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Click here to see all 8537567 letters of Day 196 with MYC underlined.

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