WASHINGTON (GenomeWeb News) – A SNP in a dopamine receptor gene appears to interact with childhood exposure to secondhand smoke to modulate lung cancer risk, reported Bríd Ryan, a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute, during the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting yesterday.

Ryan and her colleagues hypothesized that SNPs found within genes associated with smoking behavior like DRD1, which is associated with nicotine addiction, could affect susceptibility to tobacco-related carcinogens and cancer risk.

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Sep
10
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In this online seminar, Jo Vandesompele of the Center for Medical Genetics at Ghent University will discuss methods for improving the analysis of microRNA expression from a range of samples. 

Sep
24
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Oct
07
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Personal Genome Diagnostics

This webinar will highlight the key considerations and applications of next-generation sequencing for managing non-small cell lung cancer patients using plasma-based approaches.