NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new study out of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has cast doubt on the widely accepted role of a pair of microRNAs as cell-autonomous tumor suppressors in colon cancer and other epithelial cell tumor types, providing evidence that the anti-oncogenic effects observed in past studies were actually the result of sampling bias.

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