Functional polymorphism in promoter of progesterone receptor gene associated with endometrial cancer risk
Hate to beat up on today’s clinicians, but here we go again…the research is loaded with relationships between single gene nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and disease risk and tests to determine many of these SNPs are readily available, cheap and easy to do. And yet, I would guess that it will be well over 40 years (the magic number for clinicians to recognize and use the literature) before these tests are accepted by mainstream medicine. The wonderful thing about SNPs is that many of them identify unique requirements for nutrients, natural compounds and lifestyle changes that can reduce risk.
PNAS — Abstracts: De Vivo et al. 99 (19): 12263