BRCA1

BRCA1-Gene located on chromosome 17
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BRCA1 is the abbreviation for a gene that produces a protein that prevents excessive cell growth in the breast and protects against breast cancer. Its absence or inactivity leads to a dramatic increase in the incidence of breast cancer in a woman.

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(Last modified: 22nd Oct 2014)

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