Scientists find genes linked to various cancers

03/29/2009 | Yahoo!

Two separate teams of scientists reported they have identified genes that could help in pinpointing people at risk for cancer and in developing treatments that could inhibit mechanisms that allow cancers to multiply. British researchers linked the UTX gene to multiple myeloma and esophageal cancer, and NIH scientists found that mutations in the MMP-8 enzyme gene play a role in the proliferation of melanoma.

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