Author: martin schiller

Author: martin schiller

  • The Two Edges of Genetics Privacy
    The Two Edges of Genetics Privacy
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    You should help advance health care in society by sharing your DNA, but at the same time, there are legitimate concerns about legal protection. This double-edged sword is a tough decision, but may be moot because if someone really wants to get your DNA, they can through touch DNA. The laws need to catch up.

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  • Penetrance and Expressivity Impact Genetic Reporting
    Penetrance and Expressivity Impact Genetic Reporting
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    Genetic testing companies need to do a better job disclosing that some genetic variants may not affect you, a term called low penetrance, and also may produce mild or no symptoms, which is called low expressivity. We strive to educate you about how your food choices and genetics impacts your health.

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  • A challenge for all recreational genetic reports
    A challenge for all recreational genetic reports
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    Punch line- In all recreational genetics analyses, sometimes two variants have opposing effects. In our example drinking more alcohol elevates the risk for esophageal cancer, but lowers the risk for alcohol-induced pancreatitis. We suggest that you decide what to do on a case-by-case basis considering severity, risk, prevalence, and family history. You may want to consult a physician or genetic counselor.

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