Melanoma Genes Found In "Junk" DNA

US scientists have found two new mutations in non-coding (formerly dubbed "junk") DNA that occur in 71% of malignant melanomas. They say the highly recurrent mutations may be the most common in this deadliest form of skin cancer, more common than the already well-known protein-coding BRAF gene, and may well offer an alternative target for treatment. MNT

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