By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an international research team outlined their efforts to assess relationships between more than a dozen low penetrance SNPs and breast cancer risk — looking at how individual variants and polygenic risk models corresponded to breast cancer risk and sub-type.

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