The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

Re: JJ Ros­ner’s let­ter (Oc­to­ber 12). There are sev­eral genes that pre­dis­pose to bowel can­cer in the Jewish pop­u­la­tion. The APC I1307K vari­ant which was found by Laken and col­leagues is just one of th­ese genes. Most of the oth­ers are not known, and might oc­cur only in Jews or in peo­ple of many dif­fer­ent eth­nic ori­gins. The aim of our re­search is to iden­tify th­ese un­known genes so that they can be used for bet­ter ge­netic coun­selling in those of Jewish de­scent. We en­cour­age JC read­ers to par­tic­i­pate. Ian Tom­lin­son and oth­ers Can­cer Re­search UK ian.tom­lin­son@can­

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