Junk DNA may hold key to cancer progression

A genetic rogue element previously thought of as “junk DNA” may hold the key to understanding cancer progression.

Researchers found that the presence of this rogue element (LCT13) was associated with the negation of a known tumour suppressor gene (TFPI-2), which is needed to thwart cancer invasion.

Researchers now want to understand how these elements are switched on.

Read more at University of Nottingham