aneuploidy aneuploidy

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormality involving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number (one chromosome set is incomplete)

News

  1. Study offers new theory of cancer development

    Researchers have devised a way to understand patterns of aneuploidy -- an abnormal number of chromosomes -- in tumors and predict which genes in the affected chromosomes are likely to be cancer suppressors or promoters. They propose that aneuploidy is a driver of cancer rather than a result of it.
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. A Constellation in the Chaos of Cancer Chromosomes

    New evidence suggests that aneuploidy patterns of chromosome deletion or amplification that are recurrent among tumors actually represent a driving force during tumor evolution and are very frequent in cancer.
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. HHMI News

    New evidence suggests that aneuploidy patterns of chromosome deletion or amplification that are recurrent among tumors actually represent a driving force during tumor evolution and are very frequent in cancer.
    on October 31, 2013     Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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