The human genome over the years "polluted". It accumulates damage and mutation. The researchers found that the genetic garbage leads to the development of cancer, and he is pseudogenes capable of encoding certain proteins.
Gene genetic garbage shall not be information load, and therefore got its name. However, the "garbage" has an effect on the body. When excessive accumulation of genetic garbage repeatedly increases the risk of cancer.
Data were confirmed in experiments with laboratory mice. In individuals with high levels of pseudogenes chance of tumor was significantly higher. Scientists plan to conduct a similar study with the participation of volunteers and to compare the results, writes Cell.