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DNA mutation rates raise curtain on cause of cancer

What if we could understand why cancer develops? We know that certain risk factors, such as smoking or excessive sun exposure, can increase the chances of developing this terrible disease, but cancer can form in any tissue, ...

dateJul 01, 2010 in Cancer
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Refined tools help pinpoint disease-causing genes

In findings that may speed the search for disease-causing genes, a new study challenges the prevailing view that common diseases are usually caused by common gene variants (mutations). Instead, say genetics researchers, the ...

dateApr 29, 2010 in Genetics
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