Study Suggests Somatic Transposon Insertion May Help Spur Development of Some Cancers | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Retrotransposon movement in somatic cells may introduce insertions in the genome that contribute to tumorigenesis in certain cancer types, according to a study in the early, online edition of Science today by members of the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network and their collaborators.

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