Scientists find mutations in melanoma "dark matter"

01/28/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Scientists examining the entire genome of melanoma tumors identified mutations in a gene-regulating region that may drive tumor growth. Liver and bladder cancers displayed similar mutations. The mutations encourage the production of telomerase, which prevents cell death and is abundant in 90% of cancers, experts say.

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