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Courage versus Fear: Keeping Health Risks in Perspective When the Dramatic and Rare Goes Culturally Viral


It was a singular act of courage for Angelina Jolie to so openly reveal her fears and preventive double mastectomy. She just amazes, again and again. Along with admiration and sympathy for her, many will be hoping that this extends to greater understanding of the others in much the same boat as Jolie. All sorts [...]

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Decoding Annie Parker-A movie about the discovery of the BRCA1 gene

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I currently teach two online versions of a genomics course as a faculty lecturer at UIUC (one for undergraduates and one for certified teachers working on their Masters of Science Teaching Biology), and I love it when a topic I am teaching hits the news in a big way while the courses are in session. [...]

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