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Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology, Technology and innovation, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Genetics and epigenetics

Mutation Detective

Nonsense mutations in the DNA disrupt protein synthesis and can lead to hereditary diseases and cancer. The human immune system generally recognizes and remove these nonsense mutations in a process called nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) – but new research shows that NMD can actually result in greater disease severity, especially in cancer patients, where NMD may prevent tumor cells from being exposed to the immune system (1).

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While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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