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Blood Matters – by Masha Gessen

It all started when Gessen’s mother died from breast cancer.

Breast cancer is one of the many inherited illnesses, which meant that Gessen herself might be carrying the same mutated gene that caused her mother to develop breast cancer (the same gene was also connected to ovarian cancer). It also meant that Gessen could, potentially, pass that same mutated gene along to her children.

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