An Experimental Spit Test Could Identify Men Most at Risk of Prostate Cancer

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A new study published Monday in Nature Genetics suggests the test can detect the one per cent of men who are genetically most vulnerable to developing prostate cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths among American men.

The international research team used a new DNA analysis technique to peer into the genes of more than 70,000 people enrolled in previous studies. Some 45,000 of the subjects had already developed prostate cancer, while 25,000 hadn’t. So the researchers compared the two groups, singling out any

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