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Mary-Claire King at the European Society for Human Genetics 2016

Category: cancer, Inherited Disease

Posted by Dale Yuzuki on Jun 6, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Mary-Claire King is Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medicine (Medical Genetics) at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), who first described a single gene on chromosome 17q21 (which she named BRCA1) being responsible for breast and ovarian cancer in many families. This work, published in Science in 1990, also revolutionized the study of many other common, single-gene diseases that are inherited in nature, and led to the discovery of BRCA2.
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Highlights from the 2016 Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Category: clinical genomics, cancer, Inherited Disease, ctDNA, reference materials

Posted by Dale Yuzuki on Mar 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM
We are living through a time of rapid change in the clinical genetics laboratory, though at times it may appear that change doesn’t occur fast enough given the challenges within the existing healthcare system. At the recent Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference held in San Francisco March 7 through 11 2016, here are a few summary highlights of the conference.
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