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  • Counting my bruchas

    By Fredricka R. Maister

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    They say brakha, I say brucha in referring to BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, the strong predictors of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer found with unusual frequency in women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

    Yes, "brucha," the Hebrew for blessing. Initially, I was being facetious by...