Genetic Testing and Family Secrets

The availability of consumer DNA tests and databases has allowed long-hidden family secrets to be revealed, including mistaken paternity and unknown siblings. It has also taken the anonymity away from some cases of sperm donation. Two experts discuss the ethics of overturning this promised secrecy and the impact that the revelation of secrets can have on entire families.

16-28 Segment 2: Our New Genetic Knowledge

  Gene research has made incredible leaps in the last decade. A physician/Pulitzer-prize winning author explains what our new knowledge means for our immediate medical future, given our struggles with genetic knowledge in the past. Stay in the loop! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! Subscribe and review on iTunes! Guest: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Asst. … Continue reading 16-28 Segment 2: Our New Genetic Knowledge