Direct-to-consumer genetic testing
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
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