Marieke Kuijjer involved in new study highlighting the importance of 'junk DNA' in inherited cancer risk
A new study featuring NCMM group leader Marieke Kuijjer reports that mutations within non-coding DNA (so called 'junk' DNA) are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer.
The publication was released last week in the British Journal of Cancer, and comes as result of collaborative work between researchers from Boston, USA and Paris, France, as well as the Kuijjer group here at NCMM.
The publication featured in many popular science web articles, including this press release on the Cancer Research UK website.
Read the full research article on the British Journal of Cancer website.