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'Angelina effect': When Jolie talked about her breasts, women listened
'Angelina effect': When Jolie talked about her breasts, women listened

Angelina Jolie's public revelation about having risky mutations in a gene related to breast cancer sent DNA screening referrals through the roof, at least in the UK, a new study suggests. The "Angelina effect" persisted for many months as many more women got genetic tests for the presence of a version of the BRCA1 gene that sharply raises the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Breast Cancer Research.  Researchers looked at data from more than 30 genetic screening clinics and services in the UK and found a more than two-fold increase in the number of people referred by their general practitioners during...

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