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Predicting the Likelihood of Disease

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Predicting the Likelihood of Disease

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Stanford University researchers have developed a simple blood test that could potentially help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease. If you could find out which diseases you might develop in your lifetime, would you want to know?

Guests:

Susan Davis, senior producer of The State of Things at North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC; produced a radio story about genetic testing

Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent

Barbara Biesecker, genetic counselor and investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute