Earlier this month, Nature Communications published an analysis of the genetic mutation process that can lead to breast cancer. The research team looked at the genomes of cells from 560 tumors in order to pinpoint the differences between mutated cells and the cells of healthy patients. They were able to locate 93 genes that, if subject to mutation, could cause the disease. These findings have been called a “milestone,” and have added to the already considerable hype over the potential of genomics to predict disease in individuals.
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