No worries! CAD risk disclosure OK at Alzheimer’s genotyping

Medscape |
January 2016

Through the REVEAL study, researchers were testing to see how participants anxiety, depression, and test-related distress would be affected by knowing their genetic results of Alzheimer’s Disease and Coronary artery disease.

Disclosure of incidental genetic findings can have positive impact for patients

Brigham Women's Hospital |
January 2016
Press Release

A new study has found that providing unanticipated information about risk of coronary artery disease during a genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer’s disease helped some participants cope with their results, and also motivated participants to make changes to their health behaviors. The results of the randomized controlled study are published online in the journal Annals of … Continued

With genetic testing results, more may be better

Reuters Health |
January 2016

The research study conducted through REVEAL might help researchers and doctors decide how much information to give patients based on genetic testing results

Motivations for personalized genetic testing include explaining – not just predicting

Huffington Post |
January 2016
G2P Blog

A blog post written by Robert Green addresses why people are motivated for continued with personalized genetic testing. “Our study suggested that the motivations for this interest go beyond simply predicting risk… and that for these participants, their fascination with genetics was an attempt to understand the condition that they had,” he says.

This American Life #577: Something only I can see

January 2016

An extremely interesting case study and audio report by journalist David Epstein tells the story of Jill Viles, who has muscular dystrophy and can’t walk. But she believes that she somehow has same condition as one of the best hurdlers in the world, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep. Epstein reaches out to Dr. Robert Green for professional medical … Continued