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An international team of scientists led by UC Davis researchers has discovered that DNA repair in cancer cells is not a one-way street as previously believed.
In children with genomic disorders, often a gamete – egg or sperm – has gone disastrously awry with either a duplication or deletion of genetic material that results in physical and neurological problems for the subsequent child.
It is widely known that mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene significantly increase the chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, but the mechanisms at play are not fully understood.
The human genome is peppered with repeated DNA elements that can vary from a few to thousands of consecutive copies of the same sequence.
UCLA life scientists and colleagues have produced one of the first high-resolution genetic maps for African American populations.
Scientists at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School have constructed the world's most detailed genetic map.
Delineation of the origin of the retrovirus known as XMRV from the genomes of laboratory mice indicates that the virus is unlikely to be responsible for either prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome in humans, as has been widely published.
DNA is under constant attack, from internal factors like free radicals and external ones like ionizing radiation.
DNA's role as the master blueprint of the cell means that even small sequence changes can have catastrophic consequences.
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