Investigation of MMBIR DNA Repair in Normal and Cancer Human Cells
|Study ID||Alternative Stable ID||Type|
|phs002237||Tumor vs. Matched-Normal|
Microhomology-mediated break-induced replication (MMBIR) is a DNA repair pathway in which template switching at microhomology was proposed to promote complex genomic rearrangements (CGRs) that contribute to cancer. Yet, the extent of MMBIR activity in genomes is poorly understood due to difficulty in directly identifying MMBIR events by whole genome sequencing (WGS). This study aims to detect MMBIR events in human cancer genomes and to determine their frequency and complexity in tumors as compared to their non-tumor counterparts. This study contains WGS data from matched tumor and normal samples, and cultured cell line control WGS datasets that are not currently represented in other cancer genome databases.