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.

one tiny bit



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.



Angela Chen (@chengela) is a science journalist and writer. Her reporting and essays have also been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic,  Paris Review, Aeon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian,  Hazlitt, Electric Literature, and more. She is the author of Ace, on asexuality, from Beacon Press.