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There is nothing more personal than Genomics
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Did you know 70% of cancers can be prevented?
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There is nothing more personal than genomics
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There's nothing more personal than Genomics!
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LUNG, PANCREATIC CANCERS LINKED TO CRITICAL GENE MUTATION
Researchers have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer.

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ELEPHANT GENETICS OFFER PROMISE IN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

Elephants’ ability to avoid cancer is tied to its genetics. As it turns out, elephants have 20 copies of a tumor suppressor gene called p53. By contrast, humans have just one copy. The gene acts to repair damages that can lead to cancer, and by having more copies of this gene, elephants significantly reduce their burden of getting cancer. Includes a great 3-minute video for classrooms.
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GENETIC FINGERPRINT EXPLAINS PROSTATE CANCER’S AGGRESSIVE GROWTH
Canadian prostate cancer researchers have discovered the genetic fingerprint that explains why up to 30 percent of men with potentially curable localized prostate cancer develop aggressive disease that spreads following radiotherapy or surgery.

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CANCER THRIVES BY OUTWITTING CELL’S NORMAL SELF-DESTRUCT MECHANISM

Healthy cells are programmed to self-destruct if there are mistakes in their genes that can’t be fixed, but cancer cells can carry on growing with these abnormalities.
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PROTEIN LINKED TO BRCA2 GENE HOLDS POTENTIAL FOR PRECISE BREAST, OVARIAN CANCER TREATMENT
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an enzyme called UCHL3 that regulates the BRCA2 pathway, which is important for DNA repair. Results of this research are published online in Genes & Development.

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IDENTICAL TWIN STUDIES SHOW ACNE MOSTLY GENETIC, AND LINKED TO PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER
Individuals with a history of severe teenage acne have a higher risk of prostate and breast cancer.

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