Personal Genetics: Power to the people or buyer beware?
The field of genetics has advanced so rapidly that it’s no longer necessary to go to the doctor for a basic mapping of your DNA. With less than $100 and a simple swab you can be tested for specific diseases, learn your genetic makeup, and see your family tree. We’re all curious to understand where we came from and what we’re made up of! However, this easy access to information doesn’t mean the quality of the data and interpretation of results can be trusted. There are consequences (unintended or otherwise) and potential harms in personal genetics testing for health that need to be examined now that test results are as close as your mailbox.
What does the trend of personal genetics mean for you? We’ll discuss:
– How did personal genetic testing became so mainstream?
– What is the role of my doctor now?
– Can I trust these test results?
– Who owns my data?
- Date and Time
- 02/12/2019: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- American Rhino, 4 South Market, Boston, MA
- [email protected]