Sunday, January 28, 2018

BRCA1 doesn't have to be mutated to be inactivated

This article was sent to me by a friend. Essentially, the article states that the BRCA1 gene can be normal but its function of DNA repair can be blocked by methylation. Methylation is a crucial part of DNA replication but hypermethylation can silence BRCA1.

Here's the link to the full article.

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