New cancer-driving mutation discovered
Scientists have long known that dark matter exists all around us. Recently they have found dark matter in our cells. Within those cells new cancer-driving mutation were found by a research team from Ontario Canada and Oviedo Spain.
In October 2019 researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) reported their discovery of a mutation in the cell that drives cancer.
Dark Matter In Cells
The odd thing is where the mutation is found. It’s found in the genome’s “dark matter”. Even after millions of years of evolution, just one letter change in the DNA can cause multiple types of cancer.
Dr. Lincoln Stein explains the new discovery.
BigThink.com, reports on two studies that Stein headed up. The other study looked at the role of altered RNA on these mutations and in the development multiple cancers.
You can read their story about Stein and his work here.