HudsonAlpha, Kailos Genetics, and a plan for population-wide BRCA screening

It’s one of her most consistent talking points. Mary-Claire King, the 2014 Lasker Award-winning scientist who discovered the BRCA1 gene implicated in breast cancer, has issued several public challenges to make BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing available to all 30-year-old women.

Last October, King made her case at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama, where she spoke at the annual breast and ovarian cancer awareness event and fundraiser.

HudsonAlpha has accepted the challenge.

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