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News-in-brief / 01.20.15

Researchers find that certain RNA-binding proteins play regulatory role in cancer

By Broad Communications

Christopher Burge and Yarden Katz of the Broad and MIT were co-senior author and co-first author respectively of a recent eLife paper that was featured in Science magazine’s “Science in Other Journals” section. Their team found that Musashi proteins, a family of RNA-binding proteins, play a role in regulating cell state transitions in cancer – particularly in an aggressive form of breast cancer. The study was also covered in MIT News.