A SNP Surprise

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Ellen Goode and her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic found a surprise while studying the human genome: four chromosomal locations with mutations that could lead to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. But the biggest surprise was a number of SNPs on chromosome 8 that seem to act through a different mechanism than other polymorphisms to influence cancer risk. Genome Technology's Christie Rizk spoke with Goode about her study, which appeared in Nature Genetics in October.

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