Consumer Genomics/What Do People Do With Their Genomes? - Research on Aging

Consumer Genomics/What Do People Do With Their Genomes? - Research on Aging

First Aired: 4/9/2012

Length: 57 minutes


The pros and cons of consumer genetic testing.
 
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Consumer genomics is certainly a hot topic, but what does it mean for the end user you? Genetic testing holds much promise for understanding a person's risk for certain diseases. Does this mean we should all get a DNA test? What are the benefits and limitations of genetic screenings? What if your genome scan shows you a have a gene variation related to a common disease? Is it possible to lower the risk of getting sick by simple lifestyle changes? Join Dr. Cinnamon Bloss with the Scripps Translational Science Institute as she makes sense of it all.
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