|Author||: Jessica Mozersky|
|Total Pages||: 178|
|ISBN 10||: 9780415502283|
|ISBN 13||: 0415502284|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
What does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever increasing knowledge about variations in genetic disease risk among different populations, there is a pressing need for research regarding the implications of such information for members of high-risk populations. With first hand, intimate descriptions of women's experiences of being Jewish and of being at increased risk of genetic breast cancer, this book offers new insight into the ongoing debates regarding the implications of genetic research for populations, and of new genetic knowledge for individual and collective identity.