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Worldwide study links two new genetic variants to breast cancer

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 05 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h653
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A worldwide study analysing DNA from 100 000 women has identified two new genetic variants associated with raised risk for the most common form of breast cancer.

Researchers analysed DNA from just over 43 000 European women with breast cancer and a similar number of controls, as well as from 5795 women of Asian ancestry with breast cancer and 6624 matched controls. Fine mapping analysis identified two genetic variants on a recently …

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