It detects harmful variations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. (If one of your parents carries a mutation, there is a 50 percent changes that you have it too.) A positive result means you are at risk of developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers. While there is no way to “rid your body” of a BRCA mutation, “knowledge is power,” says Susan Klugman, MD, director of Reproductive and Medical Genetics at Montefiore Health System and professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Knowing the mutation is there gives you options. You can work with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper screenings (including MRIs, mammograms, and pelvic sonograms), she says. Prophylactic surgeries (to remove your breasts or ovaries) may also be an option. … [Read more...] about Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?
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Richard Fullenbaum is an adjunct professor of economics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Tyler Richards is a research coordinator with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. They are coauthors of the new Mercatus Center study, "The Impact of Regulatory Growth on Operating Costs." The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or opinions of the affiliated institutions. … [Read more...] about Confirmation that regulatory reform provides relief for struggling businesses
Donna Strickland, a Canadian physicist, was awarded the 2018 prize jointly with Gérard Mourou, from France, for their work on generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses. They share the award with an American, Arthur Ashkin, who at 96 becomes the oldest Nobel laureate, for developing "optical tweezers." … [Read more...] about Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for fight against sexual violence
In response to repeated and detailed requests for comment, Lee did not address any of the specific claims in his August 11th note, sent by email to clients. Instead, he referred CNN Business to an article that cited Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, saying that it is "conceivable" that common cold T cells "could have some degree of protection." … [Read more...] about A new front in coronavirus disinformation: Wall Street research