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

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

The New York Times  |  Updated 8:45 AM, 02.10.2015

Posted in: Healthcare

  • Mary-Claire King was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland award, akin to a U.S. version of the Nobel Prize. Courtesy of the World Science Festival
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. 

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