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22nd Century Group Announces U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco

NbTF7 simultaneously regulates the expression of multiple nicotine biosynthesis genes. The transcription factor technology is one of several 22nd Century patent families representing the company’s second-generation technology for modifying the content of
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 7, 2014 16:17

22nd Century Group Announces Allowance of U.S. Patent For Regulating Nicotine in Tobacco Using Transcription Factor Gene

(USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for technology that decreases or increases nicotine production and levels in tobacco plants by using nucleic acids derived from a transcription factor gene identified as NbTF7 – also known as NbARF1. NbTF7 simulta
Business Wire
added Jul 5, 2014 21:06

Modulation of Age- and Cancer-Associated DNA Methylation Change in the Healthy Colon by Aspirin and Lifestyle [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Lifestyle, including aspirin use, modulates age-associated DNA methylation change in the colonic epithelium and thereby impacts the evolution of cancer methylomes.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Jul 1, 2014 11:50

Cancer risk: Aspirin and smoking affect aging of genes

researchers were able to show for the first time that this age-related decay of gene markers can be slowed down by the regular use of aspirin. Smoking on the other hand, accelerates the aging process. "Especially affected are genes that also play a role i
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 1, 2014 11:49
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Familial Aggregation of Tobacco Use Behaviors Among Amish Men [FREE FULL TEXT]

The familial patterns of tobacco use observed among Amish men highlight the important role of family in propagating tobacco use and support the usefulness of this population for future genetic studies of nicotine addiction.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 16, 2014 23:42
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[UK] Smokers with gene defect have one in four chance of developing lung cancer

Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRC
Institute of Cancer Research (Royal Cancer Hospital) (uk)
added Jun 9, 2014 17:06

LETTER: Rare variants of large effect in BRCA2 and CHEK2 affect risk of lung cancer

provide further evidence for inherited genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and its biological basis. Additionally, our analysis demonstrates that imputation can identify rare disease-causing variants with substantive effects on cancer risk from preexist
added Jun 3, 2014 14:11

[UK] Smoking and breast cancer gene combine 'to raise risk'

Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to "enormously" increase the chance of developing lung cancer, a study of 27,000 people has suggested. The research, published in the journal Nature, found the gene could double the likelihood of get
BBC Online
added Jun 2, 2014 14:09

Why Would An 18-Year-Old Who Never Smoked Get Lung Cancer? The Answer

identified amplification of RICTOR, a key component of the mTOR protein complex that regulates cell proliferation and cytoskeleton organization, as a new genomic alteration in an 18-year-old lung cancer patient who never smoked.
Science 2.0
added May 30, 2014 12:41

ARCHIVE: “To Prove This is the Industry’s Best Hope”: Big Tobacco’s Support of Research on the Genetics of Nicotine Addiction [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Industry may turn the findings of genetics to its own ends, changing strategy from creating a “safe” cigarette to defining a “safe” smoker.
added May 29, 2014 11:07
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