personal DNA testing

Tony Webster


  In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, titled “America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes,” Libby Copeland writes: “The debate around race consuming America right now is coinciding with a technological phenomenon — at-home genetic testing kits — revealing many of us are not who we thought we were. Some customers of the major DNA testing companies, which collectively have sold 37 million of these kits, are getting results that surprise them.” We talked with Libby Copeland, author of The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are, last year. The book is coming out soon in paperback. We’ll check back in with Libby Copeland today.

Participation Of Utahns Sought In Global Genetic Study

Dec 17, 2020
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Residents of Cache Valley have a unique opportunity to be part of a global genetic study; an international collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE Genetics of Iceland.

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about the intersection of science and personal decision-making — and, of course, we're looking at it from two very different perspectives. 

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about how evolving research impacts health recommendations. 

First, we're joined by Sarah Hartz, who believes that what you've been told about alcohol consumption is probably wrong. 

Then, we'll talk to Theo Ross, whose work shows that the health advice that comes from personal genetic testing often turns out to be wrong, too.