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Reproductive geneticist aims to improve fertility

While one in 400 women across the general population have the BRCA mutation, one in 40 Ashkenazi women have it. That’s the highest susceptibility rate of any population in the world.
The consequences can be dire. The mutation can not only raise the carrier’s risk of developing breast, ovarian or colon cancers but is often passed down from generation to generation, exposing the carrier’s children to the same risks.
For millennia, Jews and others who carry the mutation have been virtually defenseless against its ravages. The recent and current renaissance taking place in genetic science and medicine, however, is in the process of breaking that curse.
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