Genetic test screens for bowel cancer

Brown, Phyllida
August 1991
New Scientist;8/17/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1782, p17
States that families with an inherited susceptibility to bowel cancer will soon be able to have screening to detect the illness. Discovery by scientists in Japan and the US of a gene that appears to cause familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP); Yusuke Nakamura; Bert Vogelstein; Ray White; Discussion of the q21 segment of chromosome 5, which may contain tumor supressant genes; More.


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