Uncertainty of the Findings | GenomeWeb

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel at Science writes that recent studies indicating that women of Ashkenazi descent may have cancer-related gene mutations and high rates of breast and ovarian cancer even in the absence of family history of the disease prompted her to seek genetic testing. Neither side of her family has a history of breast or ovarian cancer, she notes, but a few relatives on her father's side had had prostate cancer.

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