This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the US and Egypt searched for clues to familial breast cancer in Egyptian families. The team did exome sequencing on individuals from five Egyptian families that were prone to breast cancer. While the search didn't lead to verified pathogenic variants in documented cancer risk genes, the results revealed a wide range of suspicious variants, suggesting some alleles associated with cancer may be distinct in the population.

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