All sporadic cancer is caused by acquired somatic mutations (mutations that take place within cells of the body that are not passed down/inherited). Mutations often occur by incorrect repair of DNA damage by impaired DNA pathways such as the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway and the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) pathway. Continue reading Investigating Somatic Mutations in Cancer Development
By Andrew Lynch, University of Wisconsin, USA
As individuals, we have become exceedingly comfortable with the traditional loci of control: internal or external. In our own minds, we have either had control over our body and health… or we haven’t.