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The medicine of the future: personalized medicine Angelina Jolie type

We all heard about Angelina Jolie’s preventative double mastectomy. It seems that this shocking decision came after tests had shown that she carries the BRCA1 cancer gene, leaving her with an 87% chance of contracting breast cancer. What she has actually done was to fight a genetic predisposition.  A genetic predisposition is an increased likelihood of...