Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 18th, 1995
What is the BRCA1 gene'
The existence of a breast cancer susceptibility gene known as BRCA1 and its approximate location on human chromosome 17 have been known for about four years, based on family studies, but only now have scientists actually isolated, or 'cloned,' the gene - pinpointed its exact location and made copies of it in the laboratory. In some families, the gene is inherited in a mutated form. Women who inherit a mutated form are highly susceptible to breast and...
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