Genetics and You: a genetic expert’s guide to at-home genetic tests

Genetic testing can give you valuable information about your health and even connect you with distant relatives.  However, not all genetic tests are created equal.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing now a booming industry—and it’s easy to see why.

A simple swap of the inside of your mouth can provide you with insights into your ethnicity, health, and long-lost family tree.  There is also genetic testing that is ordered by a healthcare provider and involving a genetic counselor.

In this session, you will learn about the key factors you need to know before proceeding with a genetic test or interpreting your genetic testing results.  

The talk will give an overview of:

  • What information direct to consumer genetic tests can give you

    • Ancestry Information

    • Health and Wellness Traits

    • Raw Data- What is it, and is it helpful?

  • Clinical Grade Genetic Testing vs. Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing

  • Privacy Concerns with Genetic Testing

Ushta is a licensed board certified genetic counselor with over 14 years of experience in clinical genetics.  In 2018 she founded FiND Genetics, LLC to provide a personalized approach to receiving genetic health care with the mission of increasing support and access to care.

It is an unbiased, independent genetics service to help guide you and answer your questions surrounding DNA & genetics.  Having a deep understanding of each person’s concerns and questions to guide them towards answers that are true to them is her passion. Ushta is mom to three young boys and lives in Glen Ridge, NJ.

The program is free and open to all but registration is required.


 

Mon, November 11
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 11/11/2019 7:00pm 11/11/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Genetics and You: a genetic expert’s guide to at-home genetic tests

Genetic testing can give you valuable information about your health and even connect you with distant relatives. However, not all genetic tests are created equal.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing now a booming industry—and it’s easy to see why.

A simple swap of the inside of your mouth can provide you with insights into your ethnicity, health, and long-lost family tree. ...

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