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Chromosome Breakage May Predict Cancer Risk

The sensitivity of an individual’s chromosomes to breakage by a cancer drug is largely inherited, say Dutch researchers.

The findings suggest that “a common genetic susceptibility to DNA damage can exist in the general population,” the team write in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. read more

Health of the Father

Fathers-to-be determine the sex of the unborn child in the fertilization process. Each sperm contains either an X or Y chromosome; female eggs contain only the X chromosome. The Y chromosome from the father produces a boy. Two X chromosomes, one from the mother and one from the father, produce a girl.

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