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Genetic Breakthroughs— Their Implications for You and Your Health (Collection) by Greg Gibson, Haig H. Kazazian Jr., Moyra Smith, Nicholas Wright Gillham

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2. Breast cancer’s broken genes

cancer of the breast Breast cancer is the most frightening source of mortality for women but is rarely genetic, and early detection of the disease offers the best protection.

broken genes, broken lives The genetic component of cancer is because genes break during your own lifetime, more than because you inherit already broken genes.

epidemiology and relative risk The incidence of breast cancer varies across the globe in ways that implicate modern lifestyle as a major culprit.

brakes, accelerators, and mechanics Three types of things go wrong in cancer that affect the control of cell growth and division.

familial breast cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the best known genes involved in breast cancer, having a major effect ...

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