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2 new Genes discovered, an interesting discovery.

Forums General Melanoma Community 2 new Genes discovered, an interesting discovery.

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      JerryfromFauq
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        Went to the article.  What are the 2 new Genes which might one day assist us in predicting the risk of getting Melanoma?

        JerryfromFauq
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          Went to the article.  What are the 2 new Genes which might one day assist us in predicting the risk of getting Melanoma?

            bcl
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              Hi Jerry – I was looking for more details too and found these links online, not sure if it is the right info or not though..

               

               

              http://www.natureasia.com/en/highlights/details.php?id=1479

              Research Journal Highlights

              Variants associated with melanoma risk

              Nature Genetics, October 10, 2011

              Four melanoma susceptibility loci are reported in two studies published online this weekin Nature Genetics.Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises in melanocytes, which are cells that produce pigment. Worldwide, there are approximately 160,000 new cases of melanoma and 48,000 deaths from melanoma every year.

              David Bishop, Stuart Macgregor and their respective colleagues conducted independent genome-wide association studies and together identified four genetic regions that are associated with susceptibility to melanoma. David Bishop and colleagues analyzed the genomes of a few thousand individuals with melanoma and identified genetic risk loci at chromosomes 2, 11 and 21. Stuart Macgregor and colleagues also performed a genome-wide scan on a few thousand individuals with melanoma and discovered a genetic risk locus on chromosome 1.

               

               

              http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.959.html

              Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci

              bcl
              Participant

                Hi Jerry – I was looking for more details too and found these links online, not sure if it is the right info or not though..

                 

                 

                http://www.natureasia.com/en/highlights/details.php?id=1479

                Research Journal Highlights

                Variants associated with melanoma risk

                Nature Genetics, October 10, 2011

                Four melanoma susceptibility loci are reported in two studies published online this weekin Nature Genetics.Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises in melanocytes, which are cells that produce pigment. Worldwide, there are approximately 160,000 new cases of melanoma and 48,000 deaths from melanoma every year.

                David Bishop, Stuart Macgregor and their respective colleagues conducted independent genome-wide association studies and together identified four genetic regions that are associated with susceptibility to melanoma. David Bishop and colleagues analyzed the genomes of a few thousand individuals with melanoma and identified genetic risk loci at chromosomes 2, 11 and 21. Stuart Macgregor and colleagues also performed a genome-wide scan on a few thousand individuals with melanoma and discovered a genetic risk locus on chromosome 1.

                 

                 

                http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.959.html

                Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci

                bcl
                Participant

                  Hi Jerry – I was looking for more details too and found these links online, not sure if it is the right info or not though..

                   

                   

                  http://www.natureasia.com/en/highlights/details.php?id=1479

                  Research Journal Highlights

                  Variants associated with melanoma risk

                  Nature Genetics, October 10, 2011

                  Four melanoma susceptibility loci are reported in two studies published online this weekin Nature Genetics.Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises in melanocytes, which are cells that produce pigment. Worldwide, there are approximately 160,000 new cases of melanoma and 48,000 deaths from melanoma every year.

                  David Bishop, Stuart Macgregor and their respective colleagues conducted independent genome-wide association studies and together identified four genetic regions that are associated with susceptibility to melanoma. David Bishop and colleagues analyzed the genomes of a few thousand individuals with melanoma and identified genetic risk loci at chromosomes 2, 11 and 21. Stuart Macgregor and colleagues also performed a genome-wide scan on a few thousand individuals with melanoma and discovered a genetic risk locus on chromosome 1.

                   

                   

                  http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.959.html

                  Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci

                JerryfromFauq
                Participant

                  Went to the article.  What are the 2 new Genes which might one day assist us in predicting the risk of getting Melanoma?

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