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    Pharmacogenetics in UK newspapers: Read all about it?

    Coverage of pharmacogenetics in UK print media over-emphasizes benefits and downplays risks; as this is an important source of health information there is an onus on researchers to provide balanced claims in press releases, and for nuanced reporting from journalists.

    BMC Medical Genetics 2015, 16:32
  • TP53 mutations and breast cancer

    Germline mutations in the TP53 gene have been identified in French-Canadian patients attending hereditary breast cancer clinics, along with other patients without suspected family history, finding six new mutations, with all diagnoses under 50 years old.

    BMC Medical Genetics 2015, 16:24
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    PTBP1 associations with diabetes related traits

    A previously reported finding of a variant in a polypyrimidine tract binding protein 1 (PTBP1)  associated with invtravenous glucose tolerance is not replicated in a new study nor with increased diabetes risk but does find association with beta-cell function.

    BMC Medical Genetics 2015, 16:17
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