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The New York Times book reviews this weekend covers Blood Matters, a book by Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen, who describes her experiences and the effect on her family of testing positive for the BRCA1 mutation. The Times calls the book very funny and liberating, and concludes that "it's also very lucid, even when the science gets complex."

 

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