The genetic mutations that can lead to childhood leukaemia can happen before a baby is even born. Dr Ketan is investigating what could cause – and protect against – genetic damage before birth to help us learn about substances during pregnancy that harm the child’s DNA.
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Role of aldehyde metabolism and DNA crosslink repair in in-utero genome stability and leukaemogenesis
Dr Ketan Patel
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, CB2 0QH
25 June 2012