Saturday August 22nd, 2015 13:47 Breakthrough in genetics of fibroids

Uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids, cause a very significant burden to women’s health. Researchers have set out to study the genetic structure of fibroids by determining the sequence of all the human genes, in a series of 18 tumors. The study revealed very specific mutations in a gene called MED12, in as many of 70 percent of the studied tumors.

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