Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

Male BRCA Gene Test: Men Who Carry Faulty BRCA Genes

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Male BRCA Gene Test: Men Who Carry Faulty BRCA Genes. These days, it is safe to assume that everyone and their grandma are aware of BRCA. This is so because practically all media outlets have talked/written about BRCA genes ever since Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie went public about the fact that she is a carrier of a mutated BRCA gene which causes breast and/or ovarian cancer.

What most of us may not be aware of is this: men can be carriers of the mutated BRCA gene too.

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Color Genomics BRCA Test: Is Color Test Good or Bad?

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Color Genomics BRCA Test: Is Color Test Good or Bad? Color Genomics, a California-based company, is offering a more affordable test for the BRCA genetic mutation which increases a carrier’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

How much is a Color Genomics BRCA genetic test? According to the company, the test (aka Color Test) will cost $249. By point of comparison, the current price tag for other BRCA tests by other companies ranges from a not-bad $475 to a prohibitive $4,000.

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