'Genetics have a dark side': Trend of gifting DNA tests might be more of a curse than a joy this Christmas, ethicist warns



Giving a relative an at-home genetic testing kit this holiday season may be more of a curse than a gift, experts warn. 
Genetic testing companies like 23andMe have been offering holiday discounts and marketing their kits as ways to bring families closer by learning more about their shared genes.
More than two million people have purchased tests from 23andMe alone, telling them information about their genes ranging from innocuous traits like cleft chins to whether they might pass a predisposition for Alzheimer's to their children.
Curiosity about family ancestry and genetics is natural, but... read more

 
19 December 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 58
Source: Daily Mail
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