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Genes That Prolong Life

Genes That Prolong Life

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

The Human Genome Project has been the catalyst for thousands of research studies and exciting discoveries. One study in 2011 found a gene variant in a small group of French Canadians that researchers called a “fountain of youth” gene. This gene is called PCSK9Q152 — the superscript describes it as a variant of the gene PCSK9. In 2011,...

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Oncology Basics 2016: DNA

Oncology Basics 2016: DNA

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

The Central Dogma of Biology Doesn’t the title above sound imposing? Yet this central idea has moved biological science forward over the last 60 plus years. What we know about cells, genetics and cancer today relies on this “Dogma”: DNA carries our hereditary information and transfers that information in a process called transcription. In...

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Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Why Knowing If Your Cousin Had Cancer Could Save Your Life: Genetics

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Blog, Breast cancer | 2 comments

You’re in the doctor’s office filling out paperwork.  There are questions to answer about your health, but also about the health of your parents, grandparents and siblings.   You scratch your head, panic a little, then leave lots of blank spaces, hoping the information won’t be relevant to today’s visit. Regrettably those spaces–that...

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