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Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 13 2002,06:08   

Radioactive sand causes mutations in human DNA (Genome News Network, 2002/10/11)

Radiation has been known to cause cancer and damage to human cells, but it has been less clear to what extent it affects human DNA. Now, researchers have observed that high levels of naturally occurring radiation significantly increase the number of mutations in human DNA.

Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on Oct. 13 2002,06:09

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