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BRCA mutation testing has been in the news a lot lately, and many of you are well aware that mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which code for DNA damage repair proteins, are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. However, not everyone with a BRCA mutation will develop cancer, and…

What causes premature birth? Emerging role of genetics

It is challenging enough to deliver a baby without having to worry about words like premature birth, and spontaneous preterm labour. Unfortunately, premature births account for up to 12% of infant (1-12 months old) deaths in North America, and 70% of ALL neonatal (< 28 days old) deaths1. These are sobering numbers for any mother…

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