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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.

2007-05-27

 cancer breast gene
A gene mutation that almost guarantees the development of heart disease is carried by 60m people, researchers say.

2009-01-19

 gene heart Asia
Epigenetics is all about changing the way our genes function by turning them off or making them more active.

2012-06-14

 ageing age genetics epigenetics gene activation