University of Dundee

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May 2020

  • Image (from top left, clockwise): Dr Bettina Meier, Nadezda Volkova, Professor Anton Gartner and Dr Moritz Gerstung.
    01 May 2020

    Whole genome sequencing gives new insights into cancer genomics Summary By analysing genomic data from worms, scientists detailed how mutations are caused by a combination of DNA damage and inaccurate repair This shows that a single DNA-damaging agent can generate a multitude of mutational signatures depending on the repair mechanisms involved in fixing the original damage  The research could help pinpoint the causes of mutations found in the genomes of cancer patients and healthy individuals