Science writer Anna Gosline explores her recent experience with Navigenics’ personal genomics service in this article from the LA Times. "And then there it was, in an orange 'warning' box on my Web browser: a significantly higher-than-average lifetime risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of this devastating disorder," she writes. "Before I could process a coherent thought, I burst into tears." Whether or not the tests are too new and unreliable doesn't take away the fact that she, like most people, would still want access to any and all information out there — even if they don't know what to do with it and how best to respond to increased risk of disease.
In the Sea of Personal Genomics, Swim at Your Own Risk
Apr 16, 2008