Current Topics on BRCA1

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This inaugural issue focuses on BRCA1, one of the most important genes involved in the genesis of breast and ovarian cancer. The history of BRCA1 shows how modern science can quickly resolve a complex question, and how our society is capable of addressing the social ramifications of these findings. In this context, BRCA1 becomes a case study of the impact of modern science on the conduct of clinical care, on ethics, and on the law. The contributors discuss all apsects of BRCA1: the biology, the clinical impact, the population genetics; and the social and legal implications.