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Comment on "comparative analysis of triple-negative breast cancer transcriptomics of Kenyan, African American and Caucasian women" by Saleh et al.


• Alterations to the somatic genome lead to a tumor. • Different germ line genomes influence the formation of the tumor and its response to therapeutics. • Germ line genetics can play a role in breast cancer. • Race is an imperfect measure of germ line genetics. • Black women have a higher incidence of triple negative breast cancer.

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