Cover Photo: photo via Imran Ali/flickr
photo via Imran Ali/flickr

Genetic Testing Can Tell You a Lot About Yourself—But What If You Don’t Want to Know?

I wanted the most information possible and thought I had nothing to fear. Then my mother began to lose her memory.

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American Economic ReviewLet us have a happy life for a little while longer. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine. Just a little forgetful.

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Angela Chen is a science journalist at The Verge. Her reporting and essays have also been published or are forthcoming in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic,  Aeon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian,  Paris Review, Hazlitt, and more. She is on Twitter: @chengela

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