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Chapter 8

Clinical Applications of the Comet Assay

The Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis (SCGE) or Comet assay is a very sensitive method for measuring DNA-strand breaks in individual cells. It is widely used among others in environmental toxicology, radiation toxicology and cancer research to assess DNA damage and repair. This technique was developed...

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Print publication date
27 Aug 2009
Copyright year
2009
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-199-2
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-974-6
From the book series:
Issues in Toxicology