By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A significant proportion of parents who get genetic testing for mutations in the breast and ovarian cancer-related genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are sharing those test results with their children, according to a survey-based study of hundreds of parents appearing online today in the journal Cancer.

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