Two founding mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are responsible for a large proportion of Jewish families with the breast-ovarian cancer syndrome.
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Tonin, P., Weber, B., Offit, K. et al. Frequency of recurrent BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish breast cancer families. Nat Med 2, 1179–1183 (1996) doi:10.1038/nm1196-1179
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