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How to make normal cells cancerous

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 04:17 AM

Is there a general method to easily make cells cancerous?

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 01:31 PM

What do you mean by cancerous?


If by it you mean capable of un-restricted division (i.e. no longer has a Hayflick limit), then yes: try HPV e7 or SV-40 T-ag. You can also do this by serial passage of primary cells, but it is very labour intensive and time consuming and has a low success rate.

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