ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered that mutations in a newly isolated gene, AXIN2, lead to the development of colorectal cancer. This gene belongs to an important cell pathway that contains several other genes whose mutations have also been linked to colorectal or other cancers.
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