The Runx3 Controversy Rages On

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A team of researchers led by Kyoto University's Yoshiaki Ito published a paper in Cell in 2002, saying that the gene Runx3 is expressed in gastrointestinal tract epithelium, and acts to suppress the development of gastric tumors, says Science's Dennis Normile. A year earlier, a group led by Yoram Groner at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel published a paper in Mechanisms of Development on Runx3, and had concluded that the gene is not expressed in gastrointestinal tract epithelium.

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