The many American descendants of one couple who emigrated from England in 1630 have a higher chance of finding themselves facing colon cancer, say researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Following the genealogy of this one family, they have determined that thousands of Americans have a link to the family, and thus a higher chance of this type of cancer, which is recognizable by genetic fingerprint.
Read the full Reuters article entitled Colon cancer risk traced to common ancestor.
Makes me wonder what my ancestors brought over with them. What about yours?