Tuesday December 18 2018

How an Accident of Nature Led to a Milestone in Cancer Research – Breakthrough Flukes ep. 1

Breakthrough Flukes is a Meducator video series chronicling important medical breakthroughs. This episode tells the story of Harold Varmus, J. Michael Bishop, and their discovery of the mechanism by which cells become cancerous.

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Narration – Andrew Pidutti

Art – William Huynh, Adrian Marcuzzi

Editing – Adrian Marcuzzi

Script – Adrian Marcuzzi, adapted from Happy Accidents by Morton A. Meyers MD

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Acoustic Instrumental by Hyde – Free Instrumentals https://soundcloud.com/davidhydemusic

Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported— CC BY-ND 3.0


Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/KDPbT81v7wY


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