GWAS Uncovers New Wilms Tumor Risk Loci | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two new loci have been linked to elevated risk for a childhood embryonal kidney cancer called Wilms tumor, according to a study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics.

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