I have been involved in research in this area for 17 years, since shortly after BRCA1 and BRCA2 were discovered, and I have no idea what I would do if I were a woman faced with this decision. The diagnosis of a mutation is just words on paper, but the risks they foreshadow are very real.
The challenges are great, but the window of opportunity is greater. Science-based solutions for African agriculture have the potential to achieve synergistic outcomes for a more prosperous and resilient Africa.
Anti-trans violence is not going away anytime soon. My last blog post on anti-trans violence touched on issues that deserve far greater consideration than I'm capable of providing in one post, so this time I'm responding to some comments I've received over the past week.
Check out this awesome photo that we dug up through a little Googling. Think traffic is bad today? This looks nasty.
Among the most important policy goals for the health insurance industry has been to control how the health insurance exchanges will be set up and run. Whether those exchanges are of greater benefit to consumers or insurance companies will depend on the success of the lobbying efforts.
Six months into a second term and the Obama White House is on the defensive and floundering: Benghazi, the IRS's investigations of right-wing groups, the Justice Department's snooping into journalists' phone records, Obamacare behind schedule, the Administration's push for gun control ending in failure.
The good news: The Office has a legacy as large as its heart (and Dwight's head). It'll never really be gone, because it's changed, well, everything. It's inside us now. That's what she said.
Celebrities are very good at love and relationships. Everyone knows their divorce rate is much lower than that of the general population -- something about the bright lights of fame must be conducive to spending year after year with the same loved one.
Your chance of winning the lottery on a single ticket is one in 175 million. That seems tiny, and it is. In fact, it's so small that it is difficult for us to grasp. Understanding how small this number is provides the key to understanding how likely -- or unlikely -- it is you will become the next big winner of the Powerball jackpot.
Mark Zuckerberg's widely reviled, rapidly dissolving DC lobby group heralds itself as the bringer of "different and innovative tactics" to the usual Beltway brand of back room politicking. How did so many smart, powerful people so thoroughly screw up such a simple and straightforward task?
The fluctuating temperatures may make it difficult to tell that it's spring. That's why some locals peg spring's arrival to the blossoms, but here in Alexandria, we know it's tied to National Rebuilding Day -- the ultimate sign of renewal and revitalization.
With the warm weather comes a plethora of farmer's markets that sprout up every spring. They can be an overwhelming experience, with so many stands and so much fresh produce to navigate. Here are my tips for making your trip to the farmer's market cost-effective, successful, and fun.
The war on whistleblowers, the treatment of Manning, and now this investigation of journalists are all hallmarks of a White House that promised transparency but has been one of the most secretive -- all to the detriment of the public's right to know.
It's time American law caught up with how Americans communicate, learn and live today. Putting the open law back on the side -- and at the fingertips -- of We the People is a good start.
What if searching for happiness actually prevents us from finding it? There's reason to believe that the quest for happiness might be a recipe for misery.
Rowan Scarborough's article published Sunday in the Washington Times is a perfect illustration of a culture of misogyny and victim blaming, which has perpetuated the ongoing epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the United States Military.