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The Genetics of Cancer

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Plus Pilots: The Genetics of Cancer

The Genetics of Cancer

| 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

We don’t normally think of cancer as a genetic disease, but it is. After Professor Kean provides the foundation of DNA, he details examples of how genetic flaws can be inherited, such as the BRCA genes, or how DNA mutations may not necessarily be inborn but rather caused by exposure to a chemical or to environmental hazards.

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b********m
September 12, 2019
The lecturer explained everything so that a lay person could understand it. The anecdotes were fascinating. We feel informed from just one class. Please make more of these!

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s********t
September 2, 2019
A fascinating overview by a wonderfully engaging professor. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire series!

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August 26, 2019

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