Pedigree. This was the most moving of all the pages I made for this journal. It shows the flow of the BRCA1 gene mutation from my grandfather (Pop) on my father’s side, down through Dad and his sister Joyce, and on to the next generations. The young children have question marks under their names, because we don’t yet know if they have inherited the BRCA1 gene mutation. My cousin Sharon died of ovarian cancer in the 1990s.