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BRCA Mutations Can be Found Without Sequencing Genes

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mutations in the genes for BRCA1 and BRCA2 were the first mutations identified that could predict an increased risk of cancer for their carriers. Some of them remain the strongest predictors of such increased risk – carriers of certain mutations have a 75 percent lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

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