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Understanding the mechanism that regulates LINE-1 retrotransposons in breast cancer cells

Chen, Long

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The human genome contains large numbers of mobile genetic elements such as repeat elements and retrotransposons. When expressed, they can cause genomic instability and induce different genetic disorders. Genomic instability is thought to be a major driving force of cancer initiation and progression. Although, it has not been completely resolved whether genomic instability is a consequence of tumour progression or an active process that drives tumour evolution, an unstable genome can be...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150002
DOI: 10.25911/5d61211d6be9d
Access Rights: Open Access

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