I chose an article from the New York Times called “Why Do More Black Women Die of Breast Cancer? A Study Aims to Find Out”. I chose this article because it aligns with that topics we read about this week such as race and genetics. The article explains that more black women are at risk of dying from breast cancer. It talks about a recent grant of 12 million dollars that is funding the research to determine why black women’s breast cancer is more often fatal. They’re studying over 20,000 black women who suffer from breast cancer. Then comparing them to black women without disease and white women who do. They aim to investigate whether genetics, lifestyle, or racial factors are the cause of the mortality rate in black women with breast cancer. Historically, black women as a whole have not been the main victims of breast cancer but recently they have matched the amount of white women who suffer from breast cancer. This is the first consortium for African American women. The article points out that “genetics has largely been a mystery”, hopefully this study will have discover new research about genetics and race linked to breast cancer. The scientists studying this case have presented many environmental factors that can contribute to the fatality rate among black women such as obesity. They suspect that genetic factors are the cause behind black women dying from breast cancer. I think that this kind of research is extremely important to the future of our country. I am very curious to see what the conclusion of this study is but I imagine we will not know for many years to come. Unfortunately, this is the case but this article made me optimistic about the advancements that are being explored and made in science today.