culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

Can breasts be Jewish?

According to “Breast Cancer Study: Many Hispanic Women Have Jewish Ancestry”, a JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) study last year revealed a high incidence of a genetic mutation–the breast cancer gene, BRCA1–in Hispanic-American women, similar to the high incidence of that gene in Ashkenazic* Jewish American women. The study concluded that this was probably due to the presence of unrecognized Jewish ancestry in this population. What a way to uncover your Jewish ancestry!

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