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Official Tests Fail to Pick up Doped Cases in Sports

According to a new study, doping was found to be more prevalent in professional sport than the rates suggested by blood and urine tests of the athletes. About 30% of athletes in the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships and 45% of athletes at the Pan-Arab Games in 2011 acknowledged their use of doping methods.  Only 0.5% of biological tests showed positive results for doping agents at the World Championships and rates were found to be 3.6% for the Pan-Arab games.

A New Genetic Marker Accounts for up to 1.4% of Cases of Hereditary Colon Cancer

A new study led by scientists from the Hereditary Cancer group of the Oncobell Program of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) identified a new genetic marker that would explain up to 1.4% of those inherited colon cancer cases not related to the mutations now linked to the disease. The new techniques of genetic sequencing were used in the study. The study was published in the journal Gastroenterology.