Your genome isn't that precious – give it away

时间:2019-03-01 09:09:02166网络整理admin

By Katrina Voss GENETIC tests are becoming increasingly fashionable, and it’s easy to see why: they allow people to find out all kinds of things about themselves, from their family’s origin to the likelihood of developing certain diseases and passing on those risks to their children. But there’s a flip side: discovering you are susceptible to an illness for which there is no effective cure or treatment can be devastating. There’s also the possibility that your genetic data will find its way into the wrong hands and be used against you. My parents,