Does the ‘genetics revolution’ unsettle you? Here is a guide, and reasons to be hopeful

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Genetic Literacy Project, by Rick Lewis

It’s that time of year again — an avalanche of ads urging us to drool into tubes so companies can spit back verdicts on our pasts, presents, and futures. Judging from my emails, those unceasing ads have inspired many questions about genetics in general...So I started a list of my e-mails...and extracted three recurring themes: transgender identity, when a human life begins, and by far the largest group: interpreting DNA test results, either consumer or clinical.