Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Cancer: The origin of genetic mutations

In the presence of some disruptive elements, cancer cells are unable to replicate its DNA optimally. While known to be linked to the increase in genetic mutations, the exact mechanism at work remained unknown until now. By deciphering how replication stress induces the loss or gain of whole chromosomes in the daughters of cancer cells, researchers provide new knowledge that will ultimately lead to better diagnosis and possibly better treatment of cancer.