A recent op-ed by genetic counselor Laura Hercher illuminated a sticky situation in which more and more consumers find themselves.  Matt Fender ordered a spit kit from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company 23andMe, downloaded his raw data, and ran them through a third party service called Promethease, which can help consumers make sense of their raw data.  Fender’s Promethease report highlighted a genetic variant in the raw data that, if truly present, would place him at very high risk to develop an early-onset form of Alzheimer disease and would alter the course of his life.

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