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 and the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, which was named one of the best books of 2020 by NPR, Electric Literature, and Them. Her reporting and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, MIT Technology Review, The Guardian, National Geographic, Paris Review, Lapham's Quarterly, and more.