Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie May Be a Star, But I Know How She Feels

Andrea Paine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

I applaud Angelina Jolie for her bravery and willingness to share her experience with the public. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, six years ago, I was not aware of the extent of my family's history with the disease. I know how it feels to be there. And even if you're a movie star, those decisions remain the same.

Cancer Has Made Me Fearless

Andrea Paine | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Being a cancer survivor for over five years now has significantly changed my perspective on life. I don't get stressed as much with situations, even serious ones such as this one, that are out of my control. The former me would probably have crawled under a rock with a blanket by now, a pair of earplugs firmly ensconced in her ears, and a thumb in her mouth.

Want to Lose Weight? Stop Looking For the Fat Gene

Timothy Caulfield | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada
Timothy Caulfield

I am willing to bet that researchers will never find an all-powerful "fat gene" (or genes) that we can blame for our weight-gain troubles. There will never be a gene therapy that will allow us to eat what we want. Genetic testing is not the answer.