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    Leukemia and the Philadelphia Chromosome

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    Those with chronic myelogenous leukemia have a piece of chromosome 9 connected to chromosome 22 in the cancerous cells. This connection in chromosomes in referred to as a 9:22 translocation, and is called the Philadelphia chromosome. Please explain how this chromosome translocation could generate genetic changes that result in cancer?

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    Problem: Those with chronic myelogenous leukemia have a piece of chromosome 9 connected to chromosome 22 in the cancerous cells. This connection in chromosomes in referred to as a 9:22 translocation, and is called the Philadelphia chromosome. Please explain how this chromosome translocation could generate genetic changes that result in cancer?

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    The Philadelphia chromosome refers specifically to a translocation of genetic material between a particular section of chromosome 9 with ...

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