Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DNA Said to Protect Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer

A single difference in just one of the three billion letters of biochemical DNA code in the human genome makes Latinas who inherit it about 40% less likely to develop breast cancer, medical geneticist Laura Fejerman and her colleagues reported Monday in Nature Communications.

 If women have inherited the variation from both sides of their family, they are 80% less likely to get breast cancer.

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