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How common is genetic testing if i want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

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Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the specific disease you're referring to.
Genetic tests may or may not be useful, but i would ask your physician regarding your specific condition or see a geneticist.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the specific disease you're referring to.
Genetic tests may or may not be useful, but i would ask your physician regarding your specific condition or see a geneticist.
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Several such illnesses are known, all testable. For something as devastating as Huntington's or hereditary early-onset Pick's, it could be argued you have a duty to be tested & plan your life and reproductive decisions accordingly.
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