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Lady recognized with 12 tumors in her lifetime has a never-before-seen genetic mutation



A lady developed 12 tumors — seven benign and 5 cancerous — earlier than her fortieth birthday. Medical researchers just lately found why she’s so vulnerable to the irregular growths: She carries a set of genetic mutations by no means seen earlier than in people.

The lady, now 36 years previous, carries two mutant copies of a gene known as MAD1L1, one from every mum or dad, based on a brand new report, printed Wednesday (Nov. 2) within the journal Science Advances (opens in new tab). The gene codes for a protein known as MAD1, which fulfills an important position in cell division.

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