Mary-Claire King talks about testing for breast cancer.
Mary-Claire King reflects on how knowledge gained from the identification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 could lead to improved cancer treatments.
MARY-CLAIRE KING (1946- )
Mary-Claire King talks about the value of using the centuries-old tool of family pedigrees to gain insight into patterns of inheritance of genetic disorders.
Mary-Claire King speaks about how much was yet to be understood about the genetic mechanisms of cancer when she began her hunt for genes associated with breast cancer.
Mary-Claire King talks about her first steps toward finding the gene responsible for certain kinds of inherited breast cancer.
BRCA2, on chromosome 13, is one of the genes associated with hereditary breast cancer
Tests are available to detect certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
BRCA1, on chromosome 17, is one of the genes associated with hereditary breast cancer.
A team from Myriad was the first to find and clone BRCA 1.