Genetic testing yields fears, hopes for one mother

10/17/2013 | Fast Company online

23andMe's Anne Wojcicki believes that offering personal genetic testing directly to consumers allows people to be proactive about their health. The author of this article sent a saliva sample from her adopted Ethiopian daughter for analysis and found the child has genetic mutations associated with a high risk for Alzheimer's disease, but the child has also been matched with other adopted children who may be her distant cousins. The author discusses 23andMe's mission to create a massive genetic database and her own reaction to knowing her daughter's risk profile.

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