January 4, 2018

Featured on Wired "This new Alzheimer's Test Looks Beyond a Single Problem Gene"

Featured on Wired "This new Alzheimer's Test Looks Beyond a Single Problem Gene"

January 4, 2018

Wired featured an article about the use of genetic reports to predict Alzheimer's disease.

by Jorge Guzman

Our very own Anders Dale was featured on an article by Wired titled "This new Alzheimer's Test Looks Beyond a Single Problem Gene".

Read the full article here

Here is an excerpt of the article from Wired written by Megan Molteni:

“We’re not looking at Alzheimer’s as a binary condition, something you either get or don’t get,” says Anders Dale, director of the Center for Translational Imaging and Precision Medicine at UC San Diego. He’s been heavily involved in developing and now commercializing the test. Called a polygenic hazard score, the results provide individualized risk estimates at five year intervals for the 85 to 90 percent of people who don’t carry at least one copy of APOE4. “If you live long enough, your chance of getting it becomes very high," says Dale. "So we’re thinking of it more as a when rather than an if. That allows us to predict risk as a function of genetics and age together.”

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