Pair of Studies Link Telomere, Cohesin-related Variants to Myeloma | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing in Nature Genetics yesterday reported on a number of variants linked to myeloma, including a variant located near a gene involved in telomere function and ones linked to the cohesin complex.

While researchers have previously linked a handful of genes to the disease, these two new studies highlight more genes that may be involved in the blood cancer as well as suggest functions that may go awry during the development of the disease.

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