Cancer Clues in the Genome

A large genetic study has identified more genes that are linked to a higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Nearly 30 years ago, Mary-Claire King, PhD, made a discovery that would revolutionize the way the scientific community thought about inherited disease: She found a gene on chromosome 17 that was linked to countless cases of breast and ovarian cancer. The gene would later be named BRCA1, and it would be joined by BRCA2 a […]

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