Singapore: Scientists claim to identified a number of new genes frequently mutated in bile duct cancers, a breakthrough that may pave the way for better understanding on how the deadly type of liver cancer develops. A team from the Duke-National University of Singapore and Khon Kaen University of Thailand says it has used the latest genomic technologies to identify the bile duct cancer (also known as Cholangiocarcinoma) genes, `Nature Genetics` reports."This discovery adds depth to what we currently know about bile duct cancer. More important is that we are now aware of new genes and their effects on bile duct cancer and we now need to further examine their biological aspects to determine how they bring about onset of Cholangiocarcinoma," Prof Teh Bin Tean, who led the team, said.
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