Genetic mutations linked to leukemia occur with age

February 28, 2015 7:35 PM

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Genetic mutations linked to leukemia occur with age

According to a new research, one could almost certainly develop genetic mutations linked to leukemia as they grow older. According to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it is estimated by researchers that up to 20% of people between the ages of 50 and 60, and more than 70% of people who are above 90, have blood cells with gene changes observed in leukemia cases.

A team of researchers analyzed 4,219 individuals, who had no evidence of blood cancer. They studied the initial stages of cancer development in some of the patients among participants. Sequencing methods were used by researchers to detect DNA mutations.

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