Young and carrying a deadly gene: Do you really want to know?

| January 2, 2013
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Most people have a deep intuition that a life lived clear-eyed has inherent value, independent of whether the truth makes you happy. But surely this has limits — and discovering when only a teenager that you carry a breast cancer gene that could kill you might be one of them.

View the original article here: Knowing You Carry a Cancer Gene

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