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First-person: Mary-Claire King's big week that was in 1981
In an essay, Mary-Claire King describes the lows and highs of the week of April Fools’ Day in 1981. Her husband announced he was leaving, having fallen in love with a grad student. Then her house was ransacked. Then she met Joe DiMaggio and went to Washington, D.C., to give a presentation that led to her career's work: the revelation of the BRCA gene mutations associated with breast cancer.