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.
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
The research study conducted through REVEAL might help researchers and doctors decide how much information to give patients based on genetic testing results
Sonia Vallabh quit her consultant job to study prion disease after finding out that she carried the same deadly fate as her mother. Both Vallabh and her husband are in hopes to find a cure before she begins to show symptoms.
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.
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