HOME TEST FOR ALZHEIMERS
This morning, I received an update from the Alzheimer’s Association
“On Thursday, April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they have approved at-home genetic testing through the 23andMe Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) test, which tests for genes associated with risk of 10 diseases or conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s. People will be able to send 23andMe a saliva sample and receive their genetic data back through the mail.”
You can find and read the entire article here -> Alzheimer’s Association blog.
I understand it can be unsettling to learn about a family member with Alzheimer’s, even more so when it pertains to yourself. Some folks want the information and others do not. Would you want to know? [Read more…]