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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study in Nature Genetics suggests inherited variants in a gene called GATA3 can dial up children's risk of developing an especially aggressive form of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.

Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and elsewhere did a genome-wide association study focused on finding inherited risk factors in children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive pediatric ALL.

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