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Dr. Nelson from Johns Hopkins directs his research on epigenetic changes in prostate cancer. Epigenetics deals with changes that affect the activity of a gene without changing the DNA sequence of the gene. The changes include DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Dr. Nelson also investigates how these changes can be targeted by cancer drugs.
Dr. Bill Nelson describes his thoughts about the future advances for cancer.
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