Is Genetic Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease Worth It?

Genetic testing for Alzheimer's chances carries risks of its own
Genetic testing for Alzheimer’s chances carries risks of its own
False positives from at-home genetic testing for Alzheimer's disease can cause unnecessary distress.

If you could easily find out whether your genes put you at risk of developing a progressive, fatal disease, would you want to know? How about if that disease can’t be prevented or cured? What if the test’s prediction would almost certainly be inconclusive and possibly misleading – potentially giving you a false sense of security or plunging you into despair over a false positive?

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