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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Caption: Associate Professor Geoff Lindeman and Dr. Jane Visvader (pictured) from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have found that a population of breast cells called luminal progenitor cells are responsible for breast cancers that develop in women carrying mutations in the gene BRCA1.
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