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Dartmouth researchers get personal with genetics

Two recent studies by Dartmouth researchers use individual genetic data to reveal the powers and limits of our current understanding of how the genome influences human health and what genes can reveal about the ancestry of ...

Sep 15, 2009
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Stem cell 'daughters' lead to breast cancer

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute scientists have found that a population of breast cells called luminal progenitor cells are likely to be responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations ...

Aug 02, 2009
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Coping with genetic predisposition to cancer

Kelly Metcalfe, a professor at the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, focuses her research on a unique population of women faced with some really tough decisions and helps them reach satisfactory conclusions.

Sep 29, 2010
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More women choosing preventive double mastectomies

When health care worker Kathy Hajopoulos decided in 2006 to remove both her breasts when she was diagnosed with cancer in one, she became part of a growing class of women making that same decision.

Oct 23, 2009
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