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Friday, January 13, 2012
Best Post of July 2011: Formal Guidelines for Alzheimer's Genetic Testing Issued
The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from July 19, 2011:
Dr. Edward B. Lee
In recent posts, I discussed the availability of direct-to-consumer ApoE testing and the fact that I myself submitted buccal cells to 23andMe.com to discover my own ApoE status. The illustrious Eddie Lee, MD, PhD
just emailed me news that the American College of Medical Genetics and
the National Society of Genetic Counselors have recently issued formal
guidelines regarding ApoE testing in patients. Reported and discussed on
the Alzheimer Research Forum, the guidelines, published in the June issue of Genetics in Medicine, identify which individuals may benefit from genetic testing.