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engineerguy posted:
Hi folks,

In a recent TIME magazine, it mentioned 23andme, a genetic testing company. They simply take a saliva sample, from a kit they mail you. For $99, they do a lot of stuff. I'm especially interested in the APOE E4 gene. If a person has one of these genes, risk of Alzhimers is increased 3X. If a person has 2 copies, risk is 15X. I first heard of this gene in Dr. Daniel Amen's book, Use your brain to change your age. The same gene also raises heart disease risk.

For anyone interested, here it is.

Best regards, EngineerGuy
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