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Red tape stifles genetics-based advances in women's health

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Development of breakthrough testing in 2002 and 2006 to identify mutations in the so-called “breast cancer gene” were exciting moments for women’s health—but especially for women like me. My family history of breast cancer and my Ashkenazi Jewish lineage made me particularly susceptible to harmful changes in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which suppress tumor proteins and thus protect...

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