BARD1 gene

BARD1 gene

The BARD1  gene is involved in the Fanconi anemia (FA)–BRCA pathway, which works with other important genes and is critical for DNA repair. 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