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Top Colorectal Cancer Risk SNP Works Through Its Effect on Myc

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, November 2, 2012

The single nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP, that accounts for more cases of inherited cancer than any other is rs6983267. That gene, said Jussi Taipale, of the Swedish Karolinska Institutet, increases the risk of developing colorectal cancer by about 20 percent.

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