Monday, March 17, 2014

Direct to Consumer (DTC) DNA Testing

Do you agree with me that our choice to have DNA tests should not be restricted by the government or by medical professionals? As genealogists, I and many others have benefited greatly from the various tests that are available for family history. Many of us have also benefited from information we have gleaned regarding our health, although that was not our primary purpose for having the tests.

I was pleased to see a survey that gives us a chance to voice our opinions on this important matter. Should we, as consenting adults, have control of what we wish to learn about ourselves, or should we let others decide what is "good for us"? I hope everyone will take this survey so that our voices will be heard.