Mary-Claire King, on BRCA1 hypothesis, finding, aftermath

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Mary-Claire King, on BRCA1 hypothesis, finding, aftermath

Q&A: Scientist discusses pioneering path with inherited breast cancer

Writer Claudia Dreifus talks with University of Washington scientist Mary-Claire King about what led to her breast-cancer gene discovery, the work that has followed, and why King thinks women over 30 should be offered a test screening for breast-cancer gene mutations.