Did you know there's a cancer molecule known as 'orchestra conductor'?

Its full name is Cellular Orchestra Conductor.  Or CPEB4.

Blocking it may retard the progress of certain aggressive cancers. Thought you’d like to know.


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  • Well, I hate to spoil the fun, but it’s actually called “cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 4”. The article was just using a metaphor.

    The all-time silliest name for a gene still has to be “sonic hedgehog”.

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