Melanoma genes found in “junk” DNA

| January 29, 2013 |

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US scientists have found two new mutations in non-coding (formerly dubbed “junk”) DNA that occur in 71% of malignant melanomas. They say the highly recurrent mutations may be the most common in this deadliest form of skin cancer, more common than the already well-known protein-coding BRAF gene, and may well offer an alternative target for treatment.

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