New survey: genetic testing

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DO YOU THINK MS’ERS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR RELATIVES TO HAVE GENETIC SCREENING TESTS DONE TO SEE WHAT THEIR RISK OF DEVELOPING MS IS?

“Recent posts have highlighted genetic risk factors for developing MS. So we think this question is very relevant.” 


“In addition, a new industry has sprung-up to provide these services independent of your usual healthcare providers. So this is a real-life issue that is accessible to you now.”

“You may want to see the previous post on this topic from the 16th June 2011, when Ram in our group tested the services of 23andme himself.” 

16 Jun 2011
Being a geneticist particularly interested in risk prediction, I signed up to a genetic test from 23andme (note we are not advising for anyone to do this). I received my results yesterday and the first thing I did was to 


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