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Y Chromosome linked to Cancer Death Risk

Dr Arif Anwar, Geneticist | Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist

27-Nov-15 16:00

Y Chromosome linked to Cancer Death Risk

A study from a Swedish team found a correlation between loss of the Y chromosome and early death, in addition to an increased risk of cancer. Could this indicator be used as a biomarker? How much does that change our old belief that the Y chromosome is small, insignificant and contains very little genetic information? Geneticist, Dr Arif Anwar, and Consultant Urologist, Dr George Lee explore these questions and more.


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