NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Scientists from Virginia Tech's Carilion Research Institute have created a molecular toolkit in order to visualize and structurally analyze the BRCA1 protein and its associated parts in a near-native environment. 

"[Using this technology] we were able to make models about how this suspicious region doesn’t work properly [in mutated BRCA1 genes]," said Deborah Kelly, lead author and assistant professor of biological sciences in Virginia Tech’s College of Science, in an interview. 

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