Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Warning Signs | BRCA

20:01 09 July in Uncategorized

Signs of a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome in a family include, but are not limited to, any family member with: • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and breast cancer  before age 60 • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger • Breast cancer in both breasts at any age • Both...

Treatments | BRCA

19:17 09 July in Uncategorized

There are several courses of action designed to manage the increased risk of cancer in men and women who have tested positive for a harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health recommends frequent cancer screenings, such as...

Timeline | BRCA

19:11 09 July in Uncategorized

1990 Mary-Claire King of the University of California at Berkeley discovers the location of BRCA1 gene. 1994 The complete sequence of BRCA1 gene is identified, including specific mutations related to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, by a collaborative effort led by Mark Skolnick at the University of Utah...

From the Editor

13:07 26 February in 2013 March-April, From the Editor, Israel

One could argue that Israel is the country where non-Orthodox Jews have the least religious freedom: They can’t marry, divorce or convert according to their own religious preferences. Welcome to Moment’s religious freedom issue. I’d like to be able to report that religious freedom in the...

Recovering Messiah: Marc Maron

20:25 08 May in Culture

[slideshow_deploy id='24739'] If ever there was a tale of comic resurrection, it belongs to Marc Maron. The 48-year-old comedian’s climb back from drugs, drinking and despair—with a lot of help from iTunes—is a modern-day redemption story. The progeny of a Jewish doctor and homemaker mother, Maron began his...