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Tests are available to detect certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In 5-10% of all breast cancer, the disease arises due to mutations inherited from either parent. Of these cases, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes may account for 80%. There are currently tests available for people from families with a high incidence of breast cancer to find out if they have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2.

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      NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,breast cancer,brca1 and brca2 genes,mutations,Life Science,image description,incidence of breast cancer,Chemistry,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20081106034240136T,biological elements,brca1 and brca2

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