In three new studies, researchers linked more genes to the risk of developing breast cancer. In Sunday's online early edition of Nature, researchers led by Douglas Easton report that their two-stage genome-wide association study of more than 200,000 SNPs uncovered five novel loci associated with breast cancer. Two other studies, published in Nature Genetics, also found gene variants associated with breast cancer, some of which overlap with those reported in Easton's study.
Oh My! More Risk Alleles
May 29, 2007