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23andMe MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report

23andMe has launched a new genetic health risk report for MUTYH-Associated Polyposis (MAP), one of three main hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes. According to the firm, the report examines two genetic variants in the MUTYH gene, Y179C and G396D, associated with MAP. The firm will offer the report to new Health + Ancestry Service customers as well as existing 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers genotyped on its most recent platforms.

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Study Reveals New Details About Genetics of Major Cause of Female Infertility

Researchers in Nature Medicine conducted a whole-exome sequencing study of mote than a thousand patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Circulating Tumor DNA Shows Potential as Biomarker in Rare Childhood Cancer

A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that circulating tumor DNA levels in rhabdomyosarcoma may serve as a biomarker for prognosis.

Study Recommends Cancer Screening for Dogs Beginning Age Seven, Depending on Breed

PetDx researchers report in PLOS One that annual cancer screening for dogs should begin by age seven.

White-Tailed Deer Harbor SARS-CoV-2 Variants No Longer Infecting Humans, Study Finds

A new study in PNAS has found that white-tailed deer could act as a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 variants no longer found among humans.