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3. Lynch Syndrome Genetics

Lynch syndrome is caused by a gene alteration in a mismatch repair gene. When the DNA in certain genes signal cells to grow and divide, mistakes are normally corrected automatically in the genetic code. The abnormal genes affiliated with Lynch syndrome cannot recognize and repair any errors that occur. When too many mistakes are not caught, genetic damage occurs that can lead to cells becoming cancerous.

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