If form holds, the 250,000 women each year who undergo the same genetic testing Jolie had will be joined by the thousands more; but the mutation that was detected in her, in what's known as BRCA1 gene, is ~~.

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"If the trend continues":


manner, method, or style of doing something, esp with regard to recognized standards


"If the pattern holds..." Although when I read it out of context I thought it meant: "If propriety holds..."

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