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Gene Linked to Cancer Susceptibility

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Gene Linked to Cancer Susceptibility

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Gene Linked to Cancer Susceptibility

Gene Linked to Cancer Susceptibility

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Scientists in San Francisco believe they've found the first of about 20 to 30 genes that together may increase a person's susceptibility to cancer. The gene, known as Aurora2, was found in both human and mouse tumors. The research appears in the online edition of the journal Nature Genetics. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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