Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity
Series: Genetics and Society
Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing...
Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge