New Sequence Involved In DNA Replication Timing May Aid In Cancer Detection

September 29, 2004 | Source: Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a DNA sequence that is involved in controlling DNA replication timing.

Because alterations in DNA replication timing are associated with cancer, this discovery may lead to improved methods for cancer detection. In many cancer cells, the normal order of DNA replication is altered. Tests for DNA replication timing may eventually become a method for early detection of cancer.