News tagged with somatic mutations

Mutations in cancer often affect the X chromosome

Every case of cancer originates from changes in a person's genetic material (mutations). These usually occur as "somatic mutations" in individual cells during an individual's lifetime, rather than being inherited from a person's ...

Oct 18, 2013
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'Wildly heterogeneous genes'

Cancer tumors almost never share the exact same genetic mutations, a fact that has confounded scientific efforts to better categorize cancer types and develop more targeted, effective treatments.

Sep 15, 2013
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