NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the US, the UK, and France described rare, germline variants in the breast and ovarian cancer risk gene BRCA2 and the cell cycle control gene CHEK2 that can drive up the risk of certain lung cancers.

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