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A gene on chromosome 17, which instructs the cell to make a protein that normally helps to repair damaged DNA and suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations in a BRCA1 gene has a higher risk of getting breast cancer and certain other types of cancer.

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TV Review: DNA Family Secrets 12 April 2021 Review
Precision cancer drug targets DNA repair 5 October 2020 News
BRCA-associated breast cancer risk may be influenced by the woman's genome 7 September 2020 News
'Single gene' condition risk influenced by genetic background 24 August 2020 News
Saving lives with early breast and ovarian cancer screening 20 July 2020 News
Breast cancer drug depletes ovarian reserve in mice 6 July 2020 News
Junk DNA may affect cancer risk 9 December 2019 News
Health reports from direct-to-consumer genetic tests 'woefully incomplete' 21 October 2019 News
Widen breast cancer gene screening, says US taskforce 27 August 2019 News
Experts speak out on direct-to-consumer genetic testing 22 July 2019 News
Lack of vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer 15 July 2019 News
100 BRCA gene variants linked to cancer found 24 June 2019 News
Alarm over proposal to overturn US ban on patenting human genes 10 June 2019 News
FDA approves consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk 28 January 2019 News
Podcast Review: Mike Stratton and cancer genes - The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4) 3 December 2018 Review
Genome editing key gene gives breast cancer insights 17 September 2018 News
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer 28 August 2018 News
Five genes linked to triple-negative breast cancer found 13 August 2018 News
The strongest defence against genetic discrimination 18 June 2018 Comment
DNA test may benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer 8 May 2018 News
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