It’s easy to get genetic test results, but hard to get anything useful out of it

Catherine Afarian is the spokesperson for 23andMe, a privately held direct-to-consumer, or DTC, genetic-testing company based in Silicon Valley. The company is at the forefront of a growing movement to bring the rapidly evolving world of genetics into the hands of consumers, making their information accessible and affordable for the first time.

“As a company, we fundamentally believe your DNA is yours, you own it, and you should have access to it,” she says. “It’s our mission to tell you everything science can.”

However, when it comes to genetics, science doesn’t know everything. And since what science can tell us about genetics is constantly changing, accurate interpretation of the results is potentially out of step with the rapid growth of testing technology.

Read the full, original story here: It’s Really Easy to Get Your Genetic Results. But Good Luck Making Sense of Them.

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