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Angelina’s `Jewish Gene’

The actress wrote a new NYT oped about her prophylactic surgery; here's the JW's take on all the talk.

05/19/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Celebrity Angelina Jolie's recent decision to opt for prophylactic surgery after she determined she is a carrier of a mutation in the BRCA1 gene has prompted media attention the world over. Media descriptions of her “Jewish gene”, however, are misguided. 

As Angelina Jolie has found, you don't have to be of Jewish descent to carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
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