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Gene Word Oct 2017

The tyranny of large numbers: DNA mutations in breast cancer

150 150 Radhakrishna Bettadapura

What’s in a number? The number 7 is the date you were married; it’s the exact number of teaspoons of sugar in a halwa recipe your mom sent you; it’s…

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Cancer Lingo, Simplified!

1024 634 Shefali Sabharanjak

Cancer touches our lives in many, many ways! In addition to the obvious psychological effects of a diagnosis of cancer, it also brings with it a unique lexicon. Cancer terminology…

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Breast Cancer: Choosing Facts Over Myths

150 150 Shefali Sabharanjak

Myth 1: All lumps in the breast are cancerous. Fact: Nothing could be farther from the truth. Lumps or knots in breast tissue can be formed due to other reasons…

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Hide ‘n’ Seek

560 315 Hardeepsinh Rathod

“5, 6, 7, 8 …” I counted to 10 with my eyes closed. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was playing hide-and-seek with my niece. As I approached 10,…

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