Direct-to-consumer genetic testing

This film explores direct-to-consumer genetic testing through the stories of people who have considered taking this type of genetic test. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing involves a test that can be bought, over the internet, without the involvement of healthcare professionals.  It enables consumers to access information about their genetic make-up without having to consult a doctor, nurse or genetic counsellor.

This film highlights some of the important issues surrounding direct-to-consumer genetic testing from the perspectives of people who have taken a direct-to-consumer genetic test, some who have decided against it, and some who haven’t yet made up their minds. 

While exploring the practical elements of the test - how you provide your DNA sample and what the test results look like - the film also touches on the potential benefits and concerns associated with taking a genetic test in this way. 

This page was last updated on 2015-03-11