The gene is most associated with breast cancer, after
the BRCA genes.
British scientists looked at several hundred women
with the rare gene mutations.
They say if a woman carries the mutation- she should
undergo additional breast cancer screening.
Canadian researchers say stress during pregnancy could
affect pregnancies for several generations.
They studied generations of rats- and found those
subjected to stress late in pregnancy- had daughters
and granddaughters that had shorter pregnancies.
The study also found other signs of stress in rats
born to stressed grandmothers or mothers- including
a lower birth weight and higher glucose levels.
and US researchers have discovered that analyzing
the bacteria in a person's gut is a good indicator
of who may have precancerous polyps as well as invasive
They say it's better than assessing risk factors and
Scientists hope the technique could one day be used
a screening tool.
And those are some of the day's top medical stories
Craig Boswell, CBS News, New York.