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Latest BRCA1 Stories

2013-04-18 23:31:32

Researchers of the hereditary cancer research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) conducted a functional and structural study of seven missense variants of the BRCA1 gene concluding that three of these variants are pathogenic, linked to the risk of suffering breast or ovarian cancer.

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other.

Sequencing Cancer's DNA May Yield Better Prevention Strategies
2013-03-28 06:16:38

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast and ovarian cancers that help reveal the underlying causes of these diseases so new prevention strategies can be devised.

Supreme Court May Decide Whether We Own Our Genes
2013-03-26 18:06:58

They may be responsible for everything in your life, from conception to death, but you do not own your own genes, legally speaking.

2013-02-12 14:01:58

A 23andMe study of consumers' reactions to genetic testing found that even when the tests revealed high-risk mutations in individuals, those individuals had few negative reactions to the news.

2013-02-04 10:19:38

Double-strand breaks in DNA happen every time a cell divides and replicates.

Breast Cancer Mutation Linked To Early Onset Menopause
2013-01-30 09:42:51

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently conducted a study that showed a significantly earlier onset of menopause for women who inherited a mutation in one of the breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) genes.

2013-01-22 10:40:39

Cancer cells are resourceful survivors with plenty of tricks for staying alive.

2013-01-14 23:00:13

The CBCD agrees with DNA Pioneer Dr. Watson.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.