Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 11 - Self-Quiz - Page 187: 11


d. all of the above

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are called tumor suppressor genes; they are checkpoint genes that code for proteins that normally halt the process of mitosis. These two genes are proto-oncogenes, which means that they are involved in the control of mitosis and that a mutation could cause them to become oncogenes, genes that change normal cells into tumor cells.
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