Monday, March 20, 2017

Examining Cancer Patient Data - 3/20/2017


Three Things I Learned From the Activity:
  1. Cancer can be caused by as little as 2 genes mutations. 
  2. Chromosome 17 is a very common problem area in cancer because of its many genes. 
  3. Tumor suppressors and oncogenes are about equal in their impacts in cancer.
Two Things That Surprised or Interested Me:
  1. Chromosome X, although having a small number of genes, has a large number of mutations that can cause cancer.
  2. Genome maintenance mutations is not as large of a problem in incurring cancer as for cell
    survival and cell function mutations. 
One Question I Still Have:
1. Can cancer be caused by just one gene mutation? 

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