DNA repair syndrome

DNA repair syndrome

DNA instability syndrome Any of a heterogeneous group of diseases with damaged genomes, chromosomal 'instability', hypersensitivity to irradiation and mutagenic chemicals and an ↑ risk of suffering malignancy Examples Ataxia-telangiectasia, Bloom syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita, Fanconi's anemia, progeria, xeroderma pigmentosum
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