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First Lung Cancer Risk Genetic Test Developed
Researchers at VCOM have developed the first test that uses genetic markers to accurately predict one's risk of getting lung cancer. The test is done from the DNA in a single drop of blood.
Household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice
A new study, lead by VCOM researcher, Terry Hrubec, DVM, PhD, found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects.

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