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Missing Risk In Cancer Genetics
2014-02-16 05:21:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If a combination of genetic variants are at least partially responsible for a person’s susceptibility to common diseases, then why has research to look for those genetic causes only successfully explained a fraction of the heritable risk of developing them? That’s the question that the authors of a new PLOS Genetics study set out to answer. The study, which was led by scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR),...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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