What Makes Cells Fuse?

Image of a microscope

Fluorescent microscope

Lazebnik and Duelli investigate genes and molecules in fused cells

Hypothesis: The virus might trigger cell fusion.

Hypothesis: Some of the mutations can chart a course toward cancer.

Observation #2: Fused cells develop genetic changes, or mutations.

Observation #1: Cancer-prone cells squirt out a virus that causes an AIDS-like disease in monkeys.

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