At-Home Genetic Test May Help Predict Risk For AMD.

The UK’s Daily Mail (2/27, Stephens) reported that an “at-home genetic test” now “predicts the risk of” age-related “macular degeneration (AMD).” The new “test assesses six genes and eight genetic markers that have been linked to a raised risk of AMD,” according to CEO Tim Clove of Optegra, the company that makes the test. Clove explained that people who have inherited “high-risk genes” can then “lose weight, stop smoking, and boost the fruit and vegetable content of” their diet, while also undergoing “regular scans that can pick up any signs of AMD at the earliest stage, when drug treatments are more effective and loss of vision can be significantly reduced.”

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