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BYU, University of Washington launch initiative to prevent hereditary cancer

Many medical conditions are heredity, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Now, two universities have teamed up to prevent cancer from being passed from parent to child.

A genetic condition occurs when an individual inherits an altered gene from parents that increases the risk of developing that particular condition. A new initiative between Brigham Young University’s Center for Family History and the University of Washington helps fight hereditary cancer with family history in a project called Connect My Variant.

Read the full article here. 

source: JENNIFER WEAVER - KJZZ Radio