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Medical Term:

BRCA1 gene


a tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 17 at locus 17q21, isolated in 1994; carriers of germline mutations in BRCA1 are predisposed to develop both breast and ovarian cancer.

See Also: BRCA2 gene, carcinoma of the breast

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