Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 16th, 1996
In 1994, researchers identified a gene called BRCA1 that causes some inherited cases of breast and ovarian cancer when it is defective. In its normal form, it suppresses those cancers, but scientists are still uncertain as to exactly how it does this.
A newly found gene may help answer that question, said microbiologist Richard Baer of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. And as with BRCA1, defects in this gene may also promote breast and ovarian cancer, he said. Further study might lead to a better understanding of those...
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