Why look for a cancer gene in yeast?
Cancer genes are fundamental for cell survival.
What is the function of ras?
What's a homolog?
What happens to the ras protein when the gene is mutated?
Mike Wigler mugging for the camera.
Mike Wigler and his group were among the first to clone and characterize human oncogenes.
A young Mike Wigler with pet snake.
Mike Wigler (R) with his older brother and pet dog.
Michael Hengartner, age three, with toy goat.