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'Genetic testing will lead to new businesses'

2019-08-07 16:59

<President Samuel Hwang>

Regulations hamper industry's bid to expand home test 

By Nam Hyun-woo
SUWON, Gyeonggi Province ― Six years ago, actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a preventive double mastectomy, after genetic testing showed that she had a high risk of developing breast cancer.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, she wrote the test showed she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, and she made the choice to reduce the chances. The risk fell from 87 percent to 5 percent after the surgery.

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