The first study of its kind applying modern genomics technology to DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has shown they are more likely than women of other ancestries to develop and to die from triple-negative breast cancer.
Dr. Mary-Claire King was recently on the Indiana University campus to receive the Hermann J. Muller award, and to give this year’s Muller Lecture on genetics and genomics. While she was there, she joined host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios.
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.