About Neille Ilel

Neille Ilel is a reporter, writer and user interface specialist in Los Angeles, California. She is currently deisgning and blogging at Yahoo! Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Press, Reason magazine, on public radio and more web sites than anyone cares to remember.

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Three)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Three)
By February 22, 2007

[This is the third in a four-part series published on Fridays.] My mother and I made a deal. I would get tested for the breast cancer gene, and in exchange, she would go to therapy for at least six months. … Read More

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)
By February 15, 2007

[This is the second in a four-part series published on Fridays.] I visited my mom in the hospital only once after she had her hysterectomy. I was 12, and the only thing I remember is being jealous that she could … Read More

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)
By February 8, 2007

[This is the first in a four-part series published on Fridays.] Later this month, my mother is going to have her breasts removed—not because she has cancer, but because she’s quite sure she’ll get it. It’s not the first time … Read More