Harvard Health Letter
Should you try a home genetic test kit?
A direct-to-consumer test can uncover risks for developing some diseases. But will it help you improve your health? What if you could take a test at home to predict your risk of getting certain diseases, like Alzheimerís or Parkinsonís? Itís a question you may face now that the FDA has given the green light to third-party direct-to-consumer (DTC) test kits that look for genetic risk information.