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Here’s How Well Your Genes Can Predict Your Breast Cancer Risk

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

Black America, Where Do You Come From? Genetic Testing

It was worthwhile for me. I did 23andme.com, which allows you to download your genome, about 25MB, and from there you can use other sites. 352 more words

To Your Health: When an inherited gene mutation increases breast cancer risk

Last year, actor Angelina Jolie made national news when she announced she had undergone preventive surgery to remove both of her breasts.

Jolie has an inherited faulty gene that greatly increased her chances of developing breast cancer. 481 more words


Genetically Speaking, Could We Be Cousins?

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

Culture & Identity

Montrealer launches support group for women with BRCA gene mutation

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

Local News

Guideline offers direction in genetic testing for certain types of muscular dystrophy

(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

Clinical Pathology

The Chastisement is Here

St. King Edward

In case you missed today’s news storm from the Synod on the Family, this post from St. Louis Catholic provides a good overview.  96 more words

Month Of The Holy Rosary