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"DNA repair under the influence may raise risk of cancer"

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1 Aug 17




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The magazines "GEN" & "Front Line Genomics" have echoed on the study performed by IRB Barcelona group leader Fran Supek and Ben Lehner at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona. 

Published in the journal Cell, the study identifies one of the key mechanisms responsible for mutations caused by a defective DNA ‘spellchecker’—a process that repairs damage in our genomes.

Link to GEN

Link to Front Line Genomics

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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 28 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).