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Risky genes : genetics, breast cancer, and Jewish identity

Author: Jessica Mozersky
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Genetics and society (Series)
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Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing knowledge about variations in genetic disease risk among different populations, there is a pressing need for research  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Mozersky
ISBN: 9780415502283 0415502284 9780203102572 0203102576 9781138822849 1138822841
OCLC Number: 754734460
Description: xii, 163 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Setting the scene: Ashkenazi Jews and genetic disease --
The "Ashkenazi BRCA mutations" --
Re-thinking the consequences of medical genetic research --
On being Jewish --
History, memory and the BRCA genes --
Future generations --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Genetics and society (Series)
Responsibility: Jessica Mozersky.

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Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. This book provides first-hand intimate descriptions of  Read more...

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