Noon Edition airs Fridays at 12:00 p.m. on WFIU.
This week’s show originally aired January 19, 2018. Since it is prerecorded, we will not take questions on-air.
This holiday season, many Americans will receive at-home genetic tests as gifts.
Roughly a third of Americans indicated they or a family member considered genetic testing in an NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll in Decemeber 2017, while millions have submitted their DNA for testing.
By submitting a sample of their saliva, a person can find out more information about their heritage or a predisposition to some diseases.
Despite the beneficial possibilities of at-home testing, some experts are worried about this data falling into the wrong hands.
This week on Noon Edition, we revisit a discussion of the rising popularity of at-home DNA testing.
Matthew Hahn: Director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Bloomington, IN
Frederika Kaestle: Associate Professor, IU Department of Anthropology
Brad Shear: Lawyer and Privacy Expert, Shear Law, Bethesda, MD