Items Tagged ‘mutations’

December 14, 2009

Chromosome changes can cause cancer: U.S. study

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A chromosome abnormality called aneuploidy can cause cancer, U.S. researchers said in a study published Monday, confirming what scientists have long suspected.    With virtually all human cancers having an abnormal number of chromosomes, scientists have “long suspected that gene mutations which promote erroneous chromosome separation during cell division are to blame for tumor development,” […]

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Tags: Cancer, chromosomes, mutations


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