Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have developed a functional assay to determine which mutations in the BRCA2 gene may increase the risk of tumorigenesis.
 
The assay expands on the ability of segregation analysis to analyze mutations in the gene by examining how they affect embryonic stem cells.
 

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