After the Click: Claudia Catches Her Breath

May 30, 2022
Claudia didn’t know she was an “Alpha,” as people with her condition sometimes call themselves. For years, decades really, she didn’t know why she was susceptible to sinus infections, bronchitis, and periodic bouts with pneumonia. Neither did her doctors. In fact, at one point after suffering from shortness of breath, she went in for several tests, but her doctor thought she was focused on the wrong thing. “He said maybe I needed to exercise more because he couldn’t find anything wrong with me,” Claudia said.
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Consumer Genetic Testing Helps People at Risk for Hard to Diagnose Condition

January 28, 2022
23andMe researchers found that direct-to-consumer DNA testing can help identify individuals who are at risk for the hard-to-diagnose genetic condition alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), a condition that increases the risk of lung and liver disease. 
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