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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 [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Genomics

Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D. Richard Weinshilboum, M.D. Eric Wieben, Ph.D. ___________________________________________________________________________ Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in cancer genetics Cancer genetics investigator Author of more than 240 scientific articles To schedule an interview, call: Media Relations Consultant Bob Nellis (507-284-5005) ___________________________________________________________________________ Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., an expert in genetics International [...]

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Mayo, UCSF Team Discovers Genomic Variant That Increases Risk of Brain Tumors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 22, 2012.  People who carry a "G" instead of an "A" at a specific spot in their genetic code have roughly a six-fold higher risk of developing certain types of brain tumors, a Mayo Clinic and University of California, San Francisco study has found. The findings, [...]

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