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expert reaction to study reporting potential clinical biomarker associated with breast cancer risk

It is becoming increasingly clear that genes can be turned on and off by having different molecular tags added or removed; these epigenetic changes allow fine tuning of the DNA code. In a paper published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics, a group of scientists has studied one such epigenetic change in several hundred women in relation to breast cancer and reported that high levels of it were related to lower levels of breast cancer. read more

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