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Hypermutation takes the driver’s seat

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, March 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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11 tweeters
4 patents
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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Hypermutation takes the driver’s seat
Published in
Genome Medicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13073-015-0159-x
Pubmed ID

Matthias Schlesner, Roland Eils


Most pediatric tumors have only very few somatic mutations. However, a recent study revealed that a subset of tumors from children with congenital biallelic deficiency of DNA mismatch repair exhibits a mutational load surpassing almost all other cancers. In these ultra-hypermutated tumors, somatic mutations in the proofreading DNA polymerases complement the congenital mismatch repair deficiency to completely abolish replication repair, thereby driving tumor development. These findings open several possibilities for exploiting ultra-hypermutation for cancer therapy.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Australia 1 4%
Unknown 26 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 29%
Researcher 8 29%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Student > Master 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 11%
Computer Science 2 7%
Mathematics 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 November 2020.
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