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To date, only about nine percent of ovarian cancer cases are caused by inherited defects in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
It does not provide evidence of good health, nor does it confirm that an animal is free from congenital or inherited defects.
Professor Julian Sampson and Dr Jeremy Cheadle, who led the team, said: "We are now undertaking studies to see if these genetic changes predispose people to other forms of cancer and what proportion of cancers might be attributable to inherited defects in this DNA repair pathway".

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