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Villanova Biology Students Are Uncovering Genetic Factors That Can Lead to Cancer

Villanova Biology Students Are Uncovering Genetic Factors That Can Lead to Cancer

In a Biology laboratory in Mendel Science Center, tanks of iridescent zebrafish line the walls. They are not only beautiful to look at, but also model organisms for studies of vertebrate development and gene function. Villanova students working with Angela DiBenedetto, PhD, associate professor of Biology, are using them to examine specific genetic factors that can add to the risk of developing diseases like cancer.

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