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The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction

Class Details

In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests. It will also assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies. Challenges surrounding these tests, including concerns about privacy, accuracy, and more, will be examined. Attendees will learn where to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 17, 2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Kelsey Cowles, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

Class Overview

Boost your knowledge of NLM products or other health information topics with this monthly webinar series from the Middle Atlantic Region.

Registration is required.