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