NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new Nature Genetics study is pointing to a trio of loci that appear to be linked to breast cancer risk in individuals of East Asian ancestry.

Through a three-stage, genome-wide association study involving tens of thousands of East Asian women with or without breast cancer, a Vanderbilt University-led team tracked down apparent breast cancer risk loci on chromosomes 1, 5, and 15. A fourth site on chromosome 18 showed more tenuous ties to the disease.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In PLOS this week: gene fusion in premature ovarian failure, population patterns in the Franciscana dolphin, and more.

A National Science Foundation-funded project aims to give researchers access to a network many times faster than the Internet.

Bioethicists weigh the idea of charging patients to take part in clinical research, coming down against the approach.

Cornell's Christopher Mason and his colleagues correct their New York City microbiome study to emphasize "the difference between matching fragments of DNA from a species and a pathogen."