|In October 1990, Dr. Mary-Claire King's
team at the University of California at Berkeley announced that chromosome
17 carried the breast cancer gene called BRCA1. Their discovery set
off a scramble to find the specific section of DNA
containing the gene.
In September 1994, a team led by
Dr. Mark Skolnick of the University of Utah Medical Center, which
included a group led by National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences scientist Dr. Roger Wiseman, announced the discovery of
the BRCA1 gene.