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genetic counselor @MassEyeAndEar • alumna of @pomonacollege & @BUMedicine • opinions are my own • #GCchat • #WomenInSTEM • she/her
22 Nov 19
Thanksgiving is coming up, so here’s my #thread on HOW TO TALK ABOUT DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER (DTC) DNA TESTS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES 🦃🧬 #GCchat
* This thread is NOT medical advice! Ask your health providers about medical concerns! Also, I’m referring to folks 18+ since personally I don’t think parents/guardians should order DTC testing on minors. That could be a whole thread on its own, so I’m leaving kids out of this.
1) I don’t think telling people not to do things is the answer. I believe people should have access to the info they want about their health & DNA (Though informed choices are key! And I wish there was better access for more people so that DTC didn’t seem like the only option)
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