Cancer genetics lecture

May 20th, 2016
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Overview of cancer genetic, focusing on RAS mutations

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Bio Lecture 24: Cancer Genetics-Mutations in one gene is not more likely than in another gene-More severe mutations would likely be lethal in early embryos-not all genetic diseases are inheritable- example, cancer- anyone can get it even if It doesnt runin the family-Cancer is hard to tackle because its our own cell- killing cancer can kill our own cell.-Cancer is different from person to person (its genetic and everyone has different genetics)-Genetic diseases are due to somatic mutationBad guys:-Environmental (carcinogens), spontaneous (replication errors), genetic risk fac

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