Can unstable segments of DNA explain some cancers?
Common fragile sites on chromosomes are often damaged in tumor cells, suggesting a link between these genetic weak spots and cancer.
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Thomas W. Glover
University of Michigan
Department of Human Genetics
4708 MedSci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Jefferson Medical College
Kimmel Cancer Institute
BLSB, Room 1008
233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Mailstop Code 2115
Chicago, IL 60637
Kathleen E. Richkind
Cancer Cytogenetic Laboratory
Santa Fe, NM
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 20, November 14, 1998, p. 317. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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