New Hereditary Cancer Mutation Discovered

Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 01:18 pm
Scientists have combined genetic testing with genealogical detective work to discover and trace the source of an unusual gene mutation. That mutation apparently was brought to the United States at least 13 generations ago by a German immigrant.


New Hereditary Cancer Mutation Discovered
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2004 07:43 pm
There is a genetic basis for some forms of breast, colon, ovarian, etc cancers. Many forms are not associated with the genes, however. In the latter types of cancer, the environment may play a predominate role in their expression.
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