Sam is a healthy, rambunctious 18 month old. But he almost wasn't born... Because of the results his mom got on an early DNA screening test. It's a complicated story that speaks to the limitations of advances in testing technology. Hope you'll watch it tonight on Nightly News.
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"If we only offer testing to women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, we'll miss half the women with mutations" Dr. Mary-Claire King, who first discovered the infamous BRCA 1 gene linked to increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Our Nightly News piece tonight, part 2 of a series: <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-genetic-tests-can-reveal-a-hidden-family-history-of-cancer-448472131848" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/how-genetic-tests-can-reveal-a-hidden-family-history-of-cancer-448472131848</a>
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