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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Friday, June 21, 2013
Chlamydia promotes gene mutations
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin (MPIIB) now show that Chlamydia infections can cause mutations in the host DNA by overriding the normal mechanisms by which their host prevents unregulated growth of genetically damaged cells that pave the way for the development of cancer.