NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered a variant that leads to the epigenetic silencing of the BRCA1 gene in families affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

Germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are found in about 20 percent of families in which multiple members are affected by early-onset breast and ovarian cancer. But for other families, the cause of their breast and ovarian cancer has been unclear.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

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