Sunday, January 11, 2009


okay, here's what i heard off the news in the evening.

A particular family in England has had the misfortune of carrying the so-called 'cancer gene', aka oncogene, one which causes cancer. So they were of cause particularly worried when one of the daughters in the family got pregnant.


Researchers have managed to help this family with genetic therapy, and this baby girl has been delivered with the lack of that oncogene (BRCA1)!

Note: mutations of BRCA1 are associated with a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer, as well as other cancers (ovarian, fallopian tube and prostate cancers)

I'll post more when I find out more details =)

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