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New clues may link hereditary cancer genes to increased risk of cancer from alcohol

In laboratory experiments conducted on human cell lines at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, scientists have shown that people carrying certain mutations in two hereditary cancer genes, BRCA2 and PALB2, may have a higher than usual susceptibility to DNA damage caused by a byproduct of alcohol, called acetaldehyde.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/jhm…

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