Genetic testing made headlines when Angelina Jolie announced her double mastectomies. Knowing she carried a gene that dramatically increased her odds for developing cancer, she chose to remove both breasts preventatively. Would she definitely have gotten cancer if she hadn’t had surgery? No. Does her surgery guarantee she won’t get it? No. What does this have to do with pregnancy? Plenty. Genetic testing is a routine part of prenatal care.
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