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Title: The breast cancer polygene and longevity genes : the implications for insurance
Author: McIvor, Kenneth Robert
ISNI:       0000 0001 3624 9279
Awarding Body: Heriot-Watt University
Current Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Date of Award: 2008
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The cost of adverse selection in the life and critical illness (CI) insurance markets, brought about by restrictions on insurers use of genetic test information, has been studied or a variety of rare single-gene disorders (adult polycystic kidney disease, colorectal cancer, Huntingtons disease and early-onset Alzheimers disease). Breast cancer (BC) has been the subject of several studies, since mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes confer very high risk of the disease.
Supervisor: Macdonald, Angus Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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