UPDATE: SignalGene Identifies Gene that Protects Against Breast Cancer | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 – Academic researchers collaborating with Montreal-based SignalGene have identified a genetic variation that may cut the risk of developing breast cancer by 50 percent, the company said on Thursday. 

Using population genetics to study 716 Caucasian women of French Canadian descent, researchers at Université Laval and several hospitals in Quebec City found two versions of a gene that encode for an androgen receptor.

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In Nature this week: genetic link between birth weight and adult-onset diseases, and more.

Even with all the current enthusiasm for gene therapies, Tech Review cautions that they are mostly in the early stages of development.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

Researchers discuss the need for antibody standards at a meeting, NPR reports.