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March 23, 2006
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A genetic test for breast cancer mutations linked to Ashkenazi Jews misses the mutations about 12 percent of the time, according to a new study. The test searches for the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 mutations, which are carried by 2 percent of Ashkenazi Jews and have been linked to both breast and ovarian cancers, according to the Human Genome Project in Washington.

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