Good News if You Receive a DNA Kit from Santa

Good News if You Receive a DNA Kit from Santa

Millions of consumers have already had genetic testing using a direct-to-consumer (DTC) kit, and thousands more will find one under their Christmas tree in a few days. In addition to learning that they are 14% Dutch and have sticky ear wax, thousands of people will...

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Facebook Violates Trust of Private Patient Groups

Facebook Violates Trust of Private Patient Groups

Thousands of women who carry mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 and joined 'private' Facebook groups recently learned that their groups were vulnerable to a Chrome plug-in that allowed marketers to discover group members' names and other private health...

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If I’m Adopted, Should I Have DNA Testing?

If I’m Adopted, Should I Have DNA Testing?

As a certified genetic counselor, one of the most common questions I'm asked is whether people who are adopted should have DNA testing through a direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing company. I've found that the reasons adoptees, or the parents of adoptees, want DNA...

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