It took Mary-Claire King, now at the University of Washington, 17 years to home in on the BRCA1 locus, and that work, Jane Gitschier writes in PLOS Genetics, wasn't even her first major study. Previously, King, then working in Allan Wilson's lab, studied the genetic distance between humans and chimpanzees, work that wound up on the cover of Science.

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