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An international team of researchers examined how well polygenic risk scores for papillary thyroid cancer predicted risk among three cohorts: one from Ohio, one from the UK, and one from Iceland. Previous genome-wide association studies had identified about 10 SNPs linked to papillary thyroid cancer risk, which the researchers bundled into a PRS.

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