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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Caption: Melbourne researchers have shown a type of leukaemia can be successfully 'reversed' by coaxing the cancer cells back into normal development. Dr Ross Dickins (right) and Ms Grace Liu (left) led a research team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, that showed switching off a gene called Pax5 could cause cancer in a model of B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, while restoring its function could 'cure' the disease.
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