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Longer Telomeres, Considered Sign of Good Health, Linked to Brain Cancer Risk

Research conducted by Mayo Clinic investigators has found that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres — the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging — also significantly increase the risk of developing gliomas, a deadly form of brain [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover New Form of Cancer

Potentially disfiguring facial tumor caused by chromosomal chimera ROCHESTER, Minn. — This is the story of two perfectly harmless genes. By themselves, PAX3 and MAML3 don’t cause any problems. However, when they combine during an abnormal but recurring chromosomal mismatch, they can be dangerous. The result is a chimera — [...]

Created by Bob Nellis