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Designer Genes

Today I had my first consultation with a genetic counselor.  I think many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, especially those with a known family history are recommended by their surgeons and oncologists to see one.  959 more words

AAPS Pharmaceutical Science Roundup, January 2015

This month’s roundup features stories about a measles outbreak at Disneyland, drugs from dirt, drug resistance, and more.

Have a perspective on one of these stories?  147 more words

PharmSci Roundup

Scientist Cures DBA in Mice

It sounds like an incredible headline from a tabloid, but its true:  Scientists cured DBA in mice!  (click to read the research article).

It is the best news from the biomedical front I’ve heard in years, ever since the hematologist told us he suspected Adahlia suffered from bone marrow failure due to genetic condition, and that we were in for a marathon, not a sprint. 1,097 more words

Healing Journey

Positivity + Realism

Going beyond physical attributes, I would dare to say that positivity is attractive. So much so, that the response to anything is to “be positive” or at least, “don’t be so negative.” Negativity is frowned upon and most of the time, realistic possibilities are skewed as negativity and therefore frowned upon. 765 more words

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Out of the Closet

I’ve started talking about the BRCA-1 gene mutation to folks in my outer networks. In the beginning, it felt very private & intimate, and it still is, but I’m more comfortable accepting my life for what it is. 1,411 more words

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Breasts, Bodies & Cancer

On Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, I received word that my test results for the gene mutation BRCA1/2 were positive. What that means is my risk for breast, ovarian, fallopian, pancreatic & a few other cancers is incredibly high. 965 more words

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The Mutations, and The money-spinning design of Casinos; 14-Aug-2014

My favourite subject during college and masters’ was genetics. Topics such as gene-environment interactions that shape an individual fascinated me. They still do – the article today looks at how small changes in the genetic alphabet leads to major behavioural or biological changes. 290 more words

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