Genetic testing for breast cancer, popularized by Angelina Jolie, getting cheaper: Report

April 21, 2015 4:10 PM

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Genetic testing for breast cancer mutations, popularized by actress Angelina Jolie, who underwent a double mastectomy after learning she was a carrier, may become more widely available to women, a New York Times story today says.

According to a story in today's Times, a Silicon Valley start-up is planning to offer genetic testing for $249 to analyze a woman's chance of carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, as well as other cancer-risk genes. The Times' account says the price to be offered by the company, Color Genomics, is...

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