Your genes have a lot to say about who you are and how healthy you are. But for certain diseases, including cancer, so many genes are likely involved that it’s hard for doctors to come up with a useful, reliable way to turn your DNA information into a precise risk score. 437 more words
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Hard to believe, but we just might be near or distant cousins, or cousins once or more removed. When I started my genealogy research about 35 years ago we may never have been able to answer my question about being cousins with any certainty in a single lifetime. 1,399 more words
The turnout at the YM-YWHA was just as Karen Malkin Lazarovitz hoped for a first meeting.
Twelve women showed up on Tuesday at BRCA Chat Montreal — a group that Lazarovitz helped launched to offer support and information to women who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. 642 more words
(American Academy of Neurology 13 October 2014) A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture — from symptoms, family history and ethnicity to a physical exam and certain lab test results — in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of limb-girdle or distal muscular dystrophy. 26 more words