Have you ever wanted to know what you’re really made of? Why your eyes are blue? Are you lactose intolerant? Are you a better sprinter or endurance athlete?
You don’t need to have a Ph-D or M-D to find out. The first home genetic test recently authorized to market by the F-D-A is here. And it can tell you about your health, traits and even your ancestry.
HERE NOW TO TALK ABOUT PERSONAL GENETICS IS DOCTOR EMILY DRABANT-CONLEY, Ph-D, VICE PRESIDENT OF 23-AND-ME.
1. WHY TAKE A GENETIC TEST? WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM YOUR D-N-A?
2. GENETICS SEEMS SO COMPLEX. HOW CAN THE AVERAGE PERSON UNDERSTAND OR USE THIS INFORMATION?
3. HOW DOES IT WORK AND HOW DO YOU PROTECT A CUSTOMER’S PRIVACY?
4. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO WITH THIS INFORMATION IF THEY THINK THEY HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR FAMILY HISTORY OF DISEASE?
5. WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH DO YOU DO? HOW DO PEOPLE PARTICIPATE
6. CAN THIS HELP SOMEONE FIND A RELATIVE IF THEY WERE ADOPTED?
Emily Drabant Conley, Ph.D. joined 23andMe in 2010. She is responsible for building strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, forging research collaborations, and overseeing project execution across a range of therapeutic areas.
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