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Using extrachromosomal DNA to understand how cancer cells come in different colours

Not all cancer cells look the same! A research group in Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has discovered that extrachromosomal DNA can explain how two cancer cells within a tumour are genetically different.These genetic differences may explain why some tumours are more resistant to drug therapy than other tumours. Check out this blog article for more information.

Power in Pink! New Avenues of Research

The human genome has historically been an enigma to scientists. How much of it is important to cancer? Should we only focus on genes or is there something we’re missing? Here, Dr. Kinjal Desai tells us about ‘non-gene’ regions in the genome that are important to our understanding of breast cancer.