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Inherited gene variation tied to high-risk pediatric leukemia and greater risk of relapse

  • Posted: October 21, 2013

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has linked an inherited gene variation to a nearly four-fold increased risk of developing a pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) subtype that is associated with a poor outcome. The study appears in the online edition of the scientific journal Nature Genetics.

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