Newly discovered DNA enhancers help switch on colorectal cancer

Genetic mutations can increase a person’s cancer risk, but other gene ‚enhancer‘ elements may also be responsible for disease progression, according to new research. In a breakthrough study, scientists discovered changes in specific regions of DNA, outside of colorectal cancer genes, that ‚enhance‘ harmful gene expression to help grow tumors. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)