This week we focused on the cell cycle, and how mutations during the cell cycle can result in cancer. We learned about this process through a series of vodcasts, and POGILS. I find the cell cycle very interesting and important. It’s so cool that that the cell cycle goes through a series of “checkpoints” to try to avoid any mutations, but when one of the two important proteins like proto-oncogenes, or tumor-suppressor genes become mutated it could lead to cancer. Causing too much cell division, or too little.