Researchers Have Identified The Genes That Lead To Breast Cancer
An international team has pinpointed 93 genes whose mutations lead to breast cancer.By Ryan Biek | May 3, 2016
To fight a disease, you have to know how it starts. Researchers now say they've found which genes' mutations lead to breast cancer.
An international team says out of the 20,000 possible genes, or genetic instructions, 93 can turn a normal breast cell cancerous if mutated.
The leader of the new study told the BBC that universities and pharmaceutical and biotech companies can now take that list and develop drugs that work for specific genes' mutations.