23andMe was the first genomic company to receive FDA permission to provide consumers with information about potential genetic diseases or conditions, giving it a leg up over other companies in the genetic testing industry. Genetic testing can catch diseases and illnesses, giving doctors extra time to prevent or treat conditions they might not have otherwise caught in time.
However, genetic testing companies are having to contend with issues like privacy and testing during pregnancy. Today we'll discuss the merits of genetic testing and the ethical issues it raises with a panel of guests.
- Charles Piller, West Coast Editor, STAT
- Joselin Linder, author, “The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future”
- Dawn Allain, Co-Director, Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program