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SNPs Show Size May Matter


Researchers from 23andMe report in a BMC Medical Genetics paper published online in advance this week on their identification of seven SNPs that are significantly associated with breast size, two of which are in linkage disequilibrium with breast cancer-associated SNPs. Apart from those, one of the other seven SNPs is near, though not in linkage disequilibrium with, a SNP associated with breast cancer, the researchers report.

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