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dc.contributor.editorDhein, Kelleen_US
dc.creatorZhu, Meilin
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-23T21:01:50Z
dc.date.available2017-08-23T21:01:50Z
dc.date.created2017-08-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/12980
dc.description.abstractMary-Claire King studied genetics in the US in the twenty-first century. King identified two genes associated with the occurrence of breast cancer, breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2). King showed that mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes cause two types of reproductive cancer, breast and ovarian cancer. Because of King’s discovery, doctors can screen women for the inheritance of mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to evaluate their risks for breast and ovarian cancer. King also demonstrated the genetic similarities between chimpanzees and humans and helped to identify victims of human rights abuses using genetics. King's identification of the BRCA genes and their relationship to breast and ovarian cancer, both reproductive cancers, has allowed physicians to screen thousands of women for the genes and for those women to choose to undergo preventative cancer treatment to lower their risk of cancer.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshKing, Mary-Claire, 1946-en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeneticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast Cancer Research Program (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast--Cancer--Susceptibilityen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast--Cancer--Prognosis--Statistical methods--Congressesen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast--Cancer--Researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshDNA fingerprintingen_US
dc.subject.lcshBRCA genesen_US
dc.subject.lcshSchizophreniaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSchizophrenia--Genetic aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMissing childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshDNAen_US
dc.subject.lcshGene mappingen_US
dc.titleMary-Claire King (1946– )en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagbreast canceren_US
dc.subject.taggeneticsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-08-23en_US


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