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The cancer gene we all have - Michael Windelspecht

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Within every cell in our body, two copies of a tumor suppressor gene called BRCA1 are tasked with regulating the speed at which cells divide. Michael Windelspecht explains how these genes can sometimes mutate, making those cells less specialized and more likely to develop into cancer.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Michael Windelspecht
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Dinos Hadjidemetri
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Manolis Manoli
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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