BARD1 gene

The BARD1  gene is involved in the Fanconi anemia (FA)–BRCA pathway, which is critical for DNA repair by homologous recombination and interact in vivo with BRCA1 and/or BRCA2. Mutations in these genes are estimated to increase a person’s lifetime risk for breast cancer by 4 fold. Current studies are looking to see if there is a link to an increased risk of ovarian cancer as well.

Resources

Genetics Home Reference http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/BARD1