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Is the Answer in Your Genes? An Interview with
Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopadeh
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February - April 2008
Volume 14 Number 1

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade,

COVER CREDITS

Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award winner. Photo from the University of Chicago.

COVER STORY
20 Is the Answer in Your Genes?

How much of the health gap between Black and White Americans can researchers explain through differences in genetic make up? And what impact does the environment have on our health?

As a MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade won $500,000 in unrestricted support for five years. Olopade continues to lead research efforts to understand the role our genes and environment play in the development and treatment of breast cancer in women at home and abroad.

FOCUS: Our Physical Health
14 Your Routine Physical Health

16 Healing the Body: Laying on of Hands

23 Glaucoma Takes Sight Without Warning - How to Protect Yourself

FEATURE
24 Ed Dwight – The Henry O. Flipper of Space

DEPARTMENTS 
2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE PUBLISHER’S POINT
4 The U.S. Presidential Candidates:  Is Any One of Them Bold Enough?

PRAISING THE PAST
5 First Black Autos

THE OTHER SIDE
6 The Gym Cell

MIDDLE PASSAGE:  A STORY OF SURVIVAL
7 My Ex-Husband, The Church and I

MONEY
8 Legal Matters that Matter to Artists, Writers and Photographers

OUR SPACE
10 Decorating Your Outdoor Living Space

TRAVEL STORY
12 The “D”

RECIPE
25  Under-the-Sea Cakes

BOOK REVIEW
26 No Safe Place:  A Gen-X Childhood in Black

COMING UP       
27 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, The Color Purple, Freda Payne and more.

ENTERTAINMENT
28 Home to Harlem


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Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopadeh