I Had Lynch Syndrome For 30 Hours

I Had Lynch Syndrome For 30 Hours

Over the past six months, I've taken some of the most popular consumer DNA tests on the market so that I, as a genetic counselor, can better understand the consumer experience. I took an ancestry test a few months ago and was impressed with the accuracy of my ancestry...

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The Oncologist’s Guide to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

The Oncologist’s Guide to Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

The Issue It’s another busy clinic day and you are swamped. You walk into what should be a fairly routine consult, and that patient pulls out his iPad and shows you the result of his direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test results from 23andMe. He announces that he...

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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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