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The best known is the gene for a protein called p53, which stops cells from reproducing if their DNA is damaged.
Studies published in October say elephant DNA holds 20 copies of p53, an important tumor-suppressing gene, compared to only one in the DNA of humans and other mammals.
The researchers put human BRAF and P53 genes in every melanocyte, the pigmented skin cells, of the fish.
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First Known Use: 1990See Words from the same year
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