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NPR
1 week ago

Genetic tests can now tell us a lot about our risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

But that doesn't mean people are prepared to receive the information. https://n.pr/32nUnBc 

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  • Replying to @NPR

    Knowing my brilliant father is now a sliver of who he used to be, for sure it plays on my mind that I'll also get Alzheimer's. Every time I can't find something, it panics me on level others can't understand. Not only can I not take the tests, I can't even read this article.

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  • Replying to @NPR

    Genetic tests should be administered to anyone who wants to have kids, maybe that stops them from procreating and avoid their descendants the suffering of having a terrible genetic-related disease

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  • Replying to @MauriceThoughts @NPR

    Sure, for worse cases. Even with this gene though there is still a chance a person never develops it. (This is the case for three out of the four carrying the gene.) If it were a surety such as Huntington’s then I would have a different opinion.

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  • Replying to @hypersth3ane @NPR

    True, but even family history of cancers & Alzheimer's should be taken into consideration before people have more kids.

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  • Replying to @NPR

    Small correction, I'm pretty sure down syndrome is a much stronger predictor of Alzheimer's than the APOE Gene mutation.

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