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Dianon tests for colorectal cancer gene in Jews

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A simple swab test which tests for the presence of a recently-discovered colorectal cancer gene is being offered to Ashkenazi Jews in the US. Around 6% of the nearly six million Jews in the US carry the mutation, called I1307K (on the APC gene), which doubles the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer.

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