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February 19, 2004



Dr. Terry-Lynn Young, Genetics, has received funding of $80,000 from the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation for ongoing research on breast cancer. During her fellowship at the University of Washington, under the supervision of world-renowned breast cancer geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King, discoverer of the BRCA1 gene (BReast CAncer susceptibility gene 1), Dr. Young identified 11 mutations in genes in Newfoundland families with breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Dr. Bernard Fournier, Political Science, and Dr. Jean Snook, German, were among the nine participants chosen from many applicants across Canada to attend a seminar on Germany at the Crossroads: The Difficulties of Change at The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University, Feb.13-14.


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