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Understanding DNA damage and repair mechanisms helps researchers to identify the aberrant processes that drive cancer development and growth. © Shutterstock

DNA contains the essential genetic information in living cells. When cells grow and divide they need to ensure correct replication of DNA and to repair any mistakes or mutations. Accumulation of these mutations if not properly repaired can lead to uncontrolled cell growth that is the hallmark of cancer. Understanding DNA damage and repair mechanisms helps researchers to identify the aberrant processes that drive cancer development and growth. 



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