Getting to the Bottom of BRCA2

Today I read this article: Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed. The article gives a good, back-to-basics overview of the BRCA genes and why mutations are harmful, and it describes how doctors have isolated the full BRCA2 gene and now they can study how exactly it works and perhaps find some ways to suppress mutations.

There weren’t too many specifics, and I wondered whether this is only significant for BRCA2 or if it might also apply to BRCA1 (which is my mutation). Still, though I would share.


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