By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a genome-wide association study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics, an international research team identified genetic loci linked to kidney cancer risk — including SNPs in a gene coding for a key component in a known kidney cancer-related pathway.

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