Toxic chemicals are toxic … and can cause cancer

This week, reports in two highly respected medical journals—the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine—agree that weed killers used with genetically modified crops (commonly known as GMOs), such as corn and soybeans, cause cancer.  These reports arrive amidst a controversy that has raged ever since the introduction of GMOs into general use.

New study links inherited genetic variant to poorer outcome for myeloma patients

Everyone’s genes are slightly different. The differences are grouped into categories, which are called polymorphisms. A gene can be different at a single point—one of the nucleotides which string together the DNA chain of genes and sequences controlling gene function. A single-point difference is called a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP).