Project Description

In the August 20, 2012 issue of Time Magazine, the article “Good Genes” featured our patient and her struggle with a lifelong battle with undiagnosed Celiac Disease until Dr. Costa recommended she look into genetic testing with the company 23andme.

As explained in the article, “some experts worry that too much information will prove overwhelming, particularly in cases when the technology outpaces our understanding. What good is knowing you’re predisposed to get Alzheimer’s, for example, if there’s no way to stop it from happening? But medical knowledge is evolving every day…

“That’s why most physicians don’t routinely recommend genetic testing. But [Dr. Costa] did; he called it an integral part of medical care…”

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