The Current | Mar 12, 2014 | 21:59

Can a new test to identify the likelihood of Alzheimer's lead to better treatment?

If you could get a test to see if Alzheimer's was in your future would you? The new Alzheimer's study out this week leads to unsettling questions. We look at the ethical implications of a test that could predict a disease that currently has no cure.

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