Major mutation pattern in cancer occurs in bursts

Researchers have created a huge resource for investigating the biological mechanisms that cause cancer. Scientists identified the patterns of DNA damage — mutational fingerprints that represent the origins of cancer — present in over a thousand human cancer cell lines. They revealed that a major mutation pattern found in human cancer, occurred in bursts in cancer cell lines. Understanding these mutational processes could help research towards cancer prevention and treatment.

Quelle: Sciencedaily