Dr. Robert Green discusses how direct-to-consumer testing is used to find specific markers in your DNA that might code for specific diseases, whether accurate of not. He mentions that a whole genome sequencing, rather than a test that only codes for specific markers, is probably more accurate.
Eli Karlin took a DNA test he ordered online to reveal a history of breast cancer within his family that they had not known about.
Medical privacy and concert concerns are being addresses with newborn sequencing advances. It is predicted that there will be many changes to policy in the coming years.
“As the price of genetic testing continues to fall and the value of the information we’re getting from those tests continues to rise, there’s one fundamental question: ‘When are we going to start regularly using genomic testing in medicine?’”