TITLE

Gene defects may predict colon cancer

PUB. DATE
August 1987
SOURCE
Newsweek;8/24/1987, Vol. 110 Issue 8, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
British researchers recently announced they have found a genetic abnormality linked to colon cancer. A specific genetic pattern, or `marker' has been identified on the fifth of the 23 pairs of chromosomes found in every living cell. At least 25 percent of patients studied who had colon cancer showed a genetic abnormality in the same region of the fifth chromosome. Researchers expect to be able to isolate the suspect gene within a couple of years. Research.
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8700003107

 

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