Stanford Medicine reveals: Tiny circles of DNA that defy genetic laws drive cancer formation

Illustration of DNA circles

Extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA), circles of DNA that carry genes associated with cancer, play a critical role in the development of cancer, according to new research led by Stanford Medicine. These DNA loops can be found in pre-cancerous cells and their presence accelerates the transformation into a cancerous state. This discovery paves the way for potential … Read more