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susceptibility

suh sep tuh bi luh tee

  • n  the state of being susceptible; easily affected

  • Cancer is not inherited but susceptibility to it is.
  • Are there differences between men and women in terms of susceptibility? Are there high-risk age groups? A quickly growing population of people with lung cancer appears to be .
  • Exactly what gives us advantages like complex brains and the ability to walk upright--and certain disadvantages, including susceptibility to a particular type of malaria, AIDS and .
News & Articles

  • Ambry Genetics Launches BRCA1/2: Single Genes and NGS Panel Offerings
    Ambry Genetics announced today the launch of BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis as part of their comprehensive cancer-testing menu. Two genes will be offered as a stand alone test comprising of full gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analyses in addition to being incorporated as part of multiple hereditary cancer panels that test cancer susceptibility genes using next-generation sequencing technology.
    June 13, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Supreme Court decision to affect breast cancer testing
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision as early as Thursday in a patent case that will affect the affordability of a key genetic test for breast cancer susceptibility
    June 13, 2013 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Gene patent lawsuit decision will impact affordability of breast cancer test
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision as early as Thursday that will affect the affordability of a key genetic test for breast cancer susceptibility. The decision, in a lawsuit over a Utah-based company's patents on genetic material...
    June 12, 2013 - MedCity News
Quotes

  • Peter McGuffin in Brisbane Times
    Everybody is somewhere on a spectrum of susceptibility,McGuffin says.
  • Margaret Chan in New York Times
    Influenza pandemics, whether moderate or severe, are remarkable events because of the almost universal susceptibility of the world's population to infection,Dr. Chan said. "We are all in this together and we will all get through this...
  • Nobuo Tanaka in CNN
    Rising imports of oil and gas into OECD regions and developing Asia, together with the growing concentration of production in a small number of countries, would increase our susceptibility to supply disruptions and sharp price hikes,Tanaka...

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