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Genetic Screen Misses Mutations in Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1847
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5769.1847a

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According to a report in the 22/29 March issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, women with a particularly high risk of cancer who are given the only test for mutations in the two genes most prominently associated with breast cancer risk that's commercially available in the United States receive a "not trivial" number of false negatives. (Read more.)