DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
This webinar class provides an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing are explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies are assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests are examined. Attendees learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.