Large Study Shows Polygenic SNP Score Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has shown that a 77-SNP polygenic risk prediction method can stratify breast cancer risk among women both with and without a family history of the disease.

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