The BRCA Search

Despite the prevailing view at the time that most cancers were caused by viruses, Mary-Claire King, now at the University of Washington, noticed that women in some families were more likely to get breast cancer than others, kicking off her search for the BRCA gene, as she recounts to NPR's Audie Cornish.

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