Women's Health

BRCA Gene Testing Experiencing a Surge in Use

Are celebrity influence and policy change to blame?

In 2013, Angelina Jolie had publicly promoted the BRCA gene test. That same year, the Supreme Court denied the patent for this particular gene testing. It seems that the policy change and this celebrity promo may have more influence on the public's actions than someone might think. Not surprisingly, people make important health decisions that can be influenced by the media.