Gene link spotted

Published: Tuesday 30 April 1996

Medical researchers of the Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, US, have identified a gene linked to three types of cancers and potentially, to other types as well. The gene called fragile histidine triad (FHIT), offers doctors valuable clues in spotting inllerited genetic mutations that can cause cancer in digestive and alimentary tracts of the body such as esophagal, stomach and colorectal cancers.

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