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The Effect of a Mars Mission on Chromosome Damage in the Blood Lymphocytes of AstronautsThe radiation environment encountered during a manned mission to Mars will lead to significant elevation of biological damage in astronauts. Here we present estimates of the increased frequencies of chromosome aberrations in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of astronauts after a hypothetical Mars mission using radiation dose estimations and lymphocyte biology. Results will incorporate previously published data on in vivo induced chromosome damage in the blood lymphocytes of crewmembers after ISS and Mir missions, along with recent findings on the time dependant decay of chromosome aberrations after space flight.
George, Kerry A. (Wyle Life Sciences, Inc. Houston, TX, United States) Durante, M. (Naples Univ. Italy) Cucinnotta, F. A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 24, 2013
June 3, 2006