The Case of the Patented Genes
Angelina Jolie's genes threatened to kill her. But, for the time being anyway, she doesn't own them.
Jolie revealed last week that she chose to undergo a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 mutation. That genetic glitch meant Jolie's risk of developing breast cancer was as high as 87 percent; her mother died of the disease at age 56.