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Mutation in prostate tumours shown to change epigenetic identity

12:00 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | ecancermedicalscience

Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50% of patient tumour samples. The discovery also identifies a new opportunity for targeted therapy. The findings...

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