BRCA gene


BRCA gene
/bi a si ˈeɪ dʒin/ (say bee ah see 'ay jeen)

noun
a gene which is involved in tumour suppression, helping to ensure the stability of the cell's genetic material, but which may mutate into genes known as BRCA1 or BRCA2, inheritable harmful mutations which increase the chance of breast and other cancers in both men and women.
{br(east) ca(ncer) + gene}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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