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A normal DNA repair process can become a major source of mutations in cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) From: Hypermutation is an unusual occurence that can lead to many nearby mutations at once, severely damaging our genetic material and potentially causing cancer. The best known type of local hypermutation, called a mutation shower or thunderstorm, is quite uncommon and it leads to many mutations accumulated in a small area, …