Mutation in PALB2 associated with increased breast cancer risk

By Michelle Jin

It is well known that mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with increased breast cancer risk. However, a new study identifies another protein, PALB2, that when mutated, is associated with 48% increased risk in developing breast cancer. The wild-type (non-mutated) PALB2’s function is to repair damaged DNA and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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By Michelle Jin

November kicks off the holiday season with a great feast on the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s a time for celebration, spending time with the loved ones in your life, and perhaps most importantly, the food. Juicy turkey, succulent mashed potatoes, sweet cranberry jam, all glazed with a thick layer of gravy is […]

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