News FocusAMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS MEETING

New Prostate Cancer Genetic Link

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Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1285
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1285

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TORONTO, CANADA-- More than 5000 experts met here from 26 to 30 October for the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Cancer geneticists presented data indicating that a relatively common variant of a gene involved in cell growth can raise a man's prostate cancer risk.