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  • Jewish genetic testing offered

    By Jared Sichel

    April 23, 2014 | 11:22 am

    Tammy Rubin wasn’t thrilled at the prospect of getting blood drawn by a phlebotomist. At least there was apple juice — and the prospect of life-changing knowledge — afterward.

    The UCLA junior was sitting at a table outside of the campus’ Kerckhoff Hall on April 9, where the Los...

  • Jewish women change their destinies by testing for genetic mutation

    By Julie G Fax

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Erika Taylor didn't want to know whether she had the breast cancer gene.

    "My thinking was I would never get a prophylactic mastectomy," Taylor, 44, said of the idea of removing her breasts as a preventive measure. "I just thought it was horrible thing to do to myself, and if I...

  • 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...