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The new genes identified are far more common in the population than the well-known BRCA1 and BRAC2, but carry a lower risk. Between 50% and 85% of women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. In comparison, about 14% of women with one of the new genes would develop breast cancer.


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Scientists have pinpointed a gene linked to more than half of all breast cancers.
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Five genetic clues to why some women have a family history of breast cancer have been identified by UK researchers. It brings to 18 the number of common genetic variations linked to a small increased risk of breast cancer.


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"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupting their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes." Those are the words of Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, an Iranian cleric. Figuring this was one religious claim that could be easily tested and proven true or false, a Purdue student named Jennifer McCreight launched a Facebook campaign called, appropriately, Boobquake...


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The average age of puberty in girls is now nine, in a phenomenon increasingly being blamed on rising obesity and exposure to hormone-disrupting pollutants in the food supply.


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