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Genetics may not help you live to old age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people living to over 90 have avoided the three major causes of death: heart disease, cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Several areas on the human genome have been identified as being implicated ...

dateOct 05, 2010 in Genetics report
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Genome-wide association studies need larger sample sizes

While genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified several genetic risk factors for common cancers, their predictive power is limited by their small effect sizes, according to a new study published online May 26 ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Cancer
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