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The Cloud in the Silver Lining

The Cloud in the Silver Lining

There are no free lunches in genetics. Having a certain version of a gene may protect you from one thing, but make you susceptible to another.

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Uncovering Risk One Gene at a Time

Uncovering Risk One Gene at a Time

Genetic tests for complex diseases just tell you part of your genetic risk and nothing about your environmental risks.

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Better Left Unknown?

Better Left Unknown?

Just because we can find out about some of our genetic information, should we? Even though the results are often not very useful or even very informative, they can sometimes be a real burden.

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DNA Diving for Alzheimer’s

DNA Diving for Alzheimer’s

I was able to figure out my APOE status and so one of my key risk factors for developing late onset Alzheimer's from my 23andMe test even though 23andMe doesn't officially report any results for Alzheimer's.

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Writer Irwin Silber Dies; Was Featured in QUEST TV Story

Writer Irwin Silber Dies; Was Featured in QUEST TV Story

Oakland writer Irwin Silber died last week. He and his wife, singer Barbara Dane, were featured on a QUEST TV story about Alzheimer's disease.

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Reporter's Notes: Beyond Alzheimer's

Reporter's Notes: Beyond Alzheimer's

This is the second of two stories born out of an afternoon at UCSF's Memory and Aging Center, where a team of scientists, led by Dr. Bruce Miller, is trying to tease out the differences between as many as 200 dementias that affect aging brains.

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Producer's Notes –  Alzheimer's: Is the Cure in the Genes?

Producer's Notes – Alzheimer's: Is the Cure in the Genes?

By 2050, as our population ages, 15 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease – triple today's number. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but several treatments can help alleviate its symptoms, and many research projects aim to understand the disease better and find a way to fight it. In this QUEST story, we visited […]

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