Common toxin made in gut can cause bowel cancer, scientists find | Curio

Common toxin made in gut can cause bowel cancer, scientists find

6 mins | Mar 2, 2020

Discovery suggests screening for bug that creates toxin could prevent thousands of cases. "Researchers found that a toxin secreted by a particular strain of the microbe E coli creates distinct mutations in DNA, which contribute to an estimated one in 20 bowel cancers in Britain." Ian Sample, writing in the Guardian explains the results.

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From The Guardian