Study: Current Testing of BRCA Genes Misses Some Variants; Family History Still Best Guide | GenomeWeb

Ethnic minority women in the United States are less likely to carry one of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene variants recognized as risk factors for breast cancer, and more likely to carry variants of unknown significance that might be useful as predictors of disease, but due to intellectual property constraints, new diagnostics and the recognition of new clinically relevant BRCA variants will be hindered, though that may not be the case for sequences outside those genes.

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