Québec Researcher Catches DNA “Spelling Mistakes” Linked to Breast Cancer


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Wednesday March 27, 2013

Québec Researcher Catches DNA “Spelling Mistakes” Linked to Breast Cancer

Working with an international consortium conducting research on breast, ovarian and prostate cancer among 200,000 people, Professor Jacques Simard, researcher at the CHU de Québec Research Centre and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Oncogenetics at Université Laval, was actively involved in the discovery of DNA "spelling mistakes" linked to breast cancer. These mistakes – known as genetic variations – are directly involved in the risk of developing breast cancer.




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