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Cancer group hopes new non-discrimination law will encourage more genetic testing

At the age of 45, Amanda Nelson has already faced cancer twice.

“I was diagnosed in 2012,” she said. “There was no history of ovarian cancer on either side of my family, but there was lots of cancer on both sides, including breast cancer.” 392 more words


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A Writer’s World: Jonathan Lethem on literature and his decades-long career: Jonathan Lethem is the award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn and other novels. His latest book is an inside look at his thoughts on literature. 104 more words

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Is Epilepsy Inherited?

Just because you have a parent, sibling, cousin or aunt who has epilepsy doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have it also.

In fact, if you have a close relative with epilepsy, … 554 more words


Pregnancy is daunting

I am completely not used to this. I am almost 10 weeks and I am always tired. Plus commuting to NYC for two hours twice a week doesn’t help the exhaustion. 265 more words


Could it be Non-Genetic HCM?

When a patient is the only person in the family ever diagnosed with HCM, s/he will often wonder whether their disease is, in fact, genetic.  S/he will also wonder whether it will be necessary for all first degree relatives to undergo serial screenings for the rest of their lives. 195 more words


Celebrating Another Baby Stov

It has been lovely to read all of the congratulations on Facebook today.  We are very touched.  I fully expected ‘oh my god are you mad?’ comments and am somewhat disappointed no one didn’t.   1,024 more words


23andme me returns !

23andme Can finally give consumers answers to genetic information on potential health issues. Any one interested in finding if they carry a genetic link for Alzheimer’s must specifically request the results. 14 more words

Hereditary Hemochromatosis