Genome Integrity is an open access journal that publishes research on all aspects of genome integrity, the cellular processes underlying maintenance of genome stability, and the effects of instability. The processes that regulate genome integrity maintenance include sensing, signalling and repair of DNA damage, processing of DNA damage in the context of chromatin and chromosomes, cell cycle checkpoint control and control of apoptosis. Effective maintenance of genome integrity is essential for normal cell division, tissue homeostasis, healthy organismal ageing and prevention of diseases such as cancer. A number of model systems including single cell organisms and various higher plant and animal species, as well as studies of human cells/tissues or patients are required to understand how genome integrity maintenance affects ageing and development of cancer.
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