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Mutations Found in Melanomas May Shed Light on How Cancers Grow
by TwoFrogs 09:48PM Thursday Jan 24 2013
In a leap forward in understanding the basic science of one of the most lethal cancers, two groups of researchers have found mutations in most melanomas that are unlike any they have seen before in cancer. The changes are in regions that control genes, not in the genes themselves. The mutations are exactly the type caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, indicating they might be among the first DNA changes in a cell’s path to melanoma.

New York Times

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