Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer

Anne Li                                                                                     September 24th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


Cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, arises from the disruption of essential mechanisms of the normal cell life cycle, such as replication control, DNA repair and cell death. Thanks to the advances in genome sequencing techniques, biomedical researchers have been able to identify many of the genetic alterations that occur in patients that are common among and between tumor types. But until recently, only mutations in DNA were thought to cause cancer. In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers show that alterations in a process known as alternative splicing may also trigger the disease.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170921185004.htm

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