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Oncogenes


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J. Michael Bishop and Harold E. Varmus
   won for work on   
The Discovery of the Cellular Origin of Retroviral Oncogenes
1989
Harold Varmus & Michael Bishop
   discovered   
Oncogenes
(1975) Harold Varmus and Michael Bishop discovered oncogenes — normal genes that control growth in every living cell, but can contribute to converting normal cells into cancer cells if mutated or present in abnormally high amounts. Cancer cells are cells that multiply uncontrollably.






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