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Study shows gene mutations in cancerous lung tumor of heavy smoker (AOL News)

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“U.S. researchers from Genentech, the biotechnology unit of drug manufacturer Roche in California, found about 50,000 genetic mutations in an extracted tumor of a 51-year-old male patient who smoked an average of 25 cigarettes a day for 15 years, Reuters reported.”

Read an AOL news article. Read the abstract from the journal Nature, which compared the tumor’s genetic changes with the man’s healthy tissue.