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Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

Discovery of inherited gene mutation for leukemia

New understanding of genetic mutation that contributes to autism

New understanding of genetic mutation that contributes to autism

Environmental contamination could affect the evolution of wildlife through changes in mating behavior

Environmental contamination could affect the evolution of wildlife through changes in mating behavior

Validation of a tool for identifying women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer

Validation of a tool for identifying women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer

World-first stem cell research may help male infertility

World-first stem cell research may help male infertility

Pituitary adenoma predisposition caused by germline mutations in the AIP gene

Pituitary adenoma predisposition caused by germline mutations in the AIP gene

X chromosome dosage compensation occurs in germ cells

X chromosome dosage compensation occurs in germ cells

New insight into pathogenic mechanisms underlying basal-like breast cancers

New insight into pathogenic mechanisms underlying basal-like breast cancers

X chromosome dosage compensation proven in germ cells

X chromosome dosage compensation proven in germ cells

Data supports use of personal and family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both in making clinical decisions

Data supports use of personal and family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both in making clinical decisions

Common cancer susceptibility gene appears to be frequently acquired in metastatic lesions from colorectal cancer

Common cancer susceptibility gene appears to be frequently acquired in metastatic lesions from colorectal cancer

Bone marrow may be source of new egg-cell generation

Bone marrow may be source of new egg-cell generation

Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer

Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer

Three different leukemias are all caused by mutations that alter a specific enzyme controlling blood cell proliferation

Three different leukemias are all caused by mutations that alter a specific enzyme controlling blood cell proliferation

Inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia

Inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention

Conference – Childhood leukaemia: incidence, causal mechanisms and prevention

Study may help oncologists tailor chemotherapy to patients based on their genetic make-up

Study may help oncologists tailor chemotherapy to patients based on their genetic make-up

Stem cells and female reproduction: lessons from an unexpected source

Stem cells and female reproduction: lessons from an unexpected source