NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, a DeCode Genetics-led team described alterations in the DNA damage response-related gene ATM that seem to boost the odds of developing gastric cancer for individuals with European ancestry.

The researchers considered array-based genotypes and imputed SNPs in 2,500 individuals from Iceland with gastric cancer and more than 205,000 individuals without. The search pointed to a gastric cancer-associated tandem repeat in MUC1, a gene previously implicated in the disease.

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