Gene Variant Raises Risk of Uterine Fibroids

Gene Variant Raises Risk of Uterine Fibroids

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Summary:  New research has found that women with a specific marker, TC227 allele in their HMGA2 gene, are more likely to develop tumors in their uterus. Though this research might sound terrifying at first, it could help women to test if they are at risk for developing fibroids later in life. This genetic predisposition will allow clinicians to act faster against fibroids and any potential threat it could occur for women with this genetic marker.

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Gene Variant Raises Risk of Uterine Fibroids

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