Transforming lives through genetics

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Transforming lives through geneticsMary-Claire King’s approach to genetics has had a major impact on breast and ovarian cancer and, more recently, mental illnesses including schizophrenia. Science writer Kendall Morgan talked with Mary-Claire, recipient of a 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award, about her life, her lengthy quest to discover the genetic basis of susceptibility to breast cancer, the struggles for women in science, and much more. An edited version of this conversation is presented below.Mary-Claire King’s approach to genetics has had a major impact on breast and ovarian cancer and, more recently, mental illnesses including schizophrenia. Science writer Kendall Morgan talked with Mary-Claire, recipient of a 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award, about her life, her lengthy quest to discover the genetic basis of susceptibility to breast cancer, the struggles for women in science, and much more. An edited version of this conversation is presented below.https://secure.jbs.elsevierhealth.com/action/getSharedSiteSession?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cell.com%2Fcell%2Ffulltext%2FS0092-8674%2821%2900303-2%3Frss%3Dyes&rc=0http://www.cell.com/cell/inpress.rssCellCell RSS feed.Wireless News CampaignApril 7, 2021

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