Two researchers from the University of Navarra, Javier Novo and José Luis Vizmanos, have performed a bioinformatic study on the genes which have been implicated in the development of cancer. The research project has been described in an article which will be published shortly in Trends in Genetics, one of the five best journals in the area of “Genetics and Inheritance”.
This bioinformatic study has permitted the researchers to identify certain common properties in those genes which are involved in the development of cancer. Dr. Novo explained that “the objective consisted in discovering whether those genes which suffer translocations (breakages) in this disease have any structural or functional characteristics in common”.
Concretely, the research project performed by the two scientists of the Department of Genetics at the University of Navarra has provided, for the first time, clear data which support the hypothesis that the most important mechanisms in the development of tumors are those which generate random breakage.
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