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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:770

New breast cancer gene is discovered: Women with a faulty version of the BRIP1 gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, says a study published in Nature Genetics(, doi: 10.1038/ng1902). Carrying a faulty BRIP1 gene doubles the risk of having the disease by the age of 70 from one in 12 to around one in six.

France announces …

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