Edited By: Thomas W. Durso
CLUE GENE: Barbara Weber's team and two other confirmed a link between BRCA1 and breast and ovarian cancer.
When a team led by University of Utah geneticist Mark Skolnick announced the discovery of a breast-cancer susceptibility gene (Y. Miki et al., Science, 266:66-71, 1994; P.A. Futreal et al., Science, 266:120-2, 1994), it barely beat out several other groups conducting similar research.
But three of the competing teams that were chasing after the same gene made their mark by publishing papers that confirmed...