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Scientists discover a mechanism that links alcohol consumption with the risk of developing cancer



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IRB Barcelona scientist Fran Supek speaks with the Catalan radio programme "Versió RAC1" about his study he did while working at the CRG, published in Cell. The study identifies errors made by the 'DNA spellchecker’ as an important cause of cancer.

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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).