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A Women of the Wall prayer service. Photo: Women of the Wall. New York Times — Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent who tested positive for cancer-causing genetic mutations during random...

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Israeli-Developed Cancer Drug Found to Effectively Treat Autoimmune Baldness

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