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In Nature this week, research led by Novartis' Feng Cong identified a new molecule in the Wnt signaling pathway that could potentially be a target in Wnt-dependent cancers. Using a chemical genetic screen, the scientists found that XAV939, a small molecule that selectively inhibits beta-catenin-mediated transcription, effectively stabilizes axin.

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