Results about: tumour mutations

A study suggests that epigenetic treatments could trigger the development of aggressive tumours

A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.

Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study is a collaboration between a biomedical lab and a computational lab at IRB Barcelona.

Researchers at IRB Barcelona explain the origin of the mysterious periodicity of the genome

The team headed by Núria López-Bigas has published an article in Cell about what might have favoured the periodicity of certain base pairs in the genomes of eukaryotic organisms.

The structure adopted by DNA when packaged inside cells influences the periodicity observed.

Understanding the adaptability of Smads

A study published in Nature Communications and led by Maria J Macias highlight new DNA motifs for the Smads proteins.