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Gamma-retroviruses preferentially integrate near cancer-associated genes

Identifying the sites where gamma-retroviruses commonly insert into the genome may help to identify genes associated with specific cancer types, according to a study published April 20, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kathryn Gilroy at the University of Glasgow, UK, and colleagues.

Gamma-Retroviruses Preferentially Integrate near Cancer-Associated Genes
This is a gene comparison in multiple cell types. A: Venn diagram showing the level of overlap between the top 100 gene targets in each cell line tested. B: As (A) but considering overlap of the top 500 genes in each cell line.
Credit: Gilroy et al.