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Jolie’s Disclosure of Preventive Mastectomy Highlights Dilemma

May 16, 2013

By Denise Grady, Tara Parker-Pope and Pam Belluck, New York Times

One of the defining moments in the history of breast cancer occurred in 1974 when the first lady, Betty Ford, spoke openly about her mastectomy, lifting a veil of secrecy from the disease and ushering in a new era of breast cancer awareness.

My Medical Choice

May 15, 2013

By Angelina Jolie, New York Times Op-Ed

MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56.

Patients, Patents and Profits in a Genomic Age

May 2, 2013

By Gayle Sulik, PhD Psychology Today

When the Human Genome Project started in 1990 there were fewer than 100 genes associated with human diseases. The first genetic mutation (for Huntington's disease) was identified in 1986, just a few years before the Project started. After more than a decade of technological innovation and about $3.8 billion, a team of scientists across more than forty research sites succeeded in mapping the entire sequence of human DNA.