Archive for July 28th, 2009

What is it Like to Receive Your Genetic Profile?

July 28, 2009

Now that online offerings for genetic testing is readily available, what is it like to order the test and then receive and open the results for the first time? Jen McCabe Gorman, the quintessential ePatient, shares her experience on YouTube as she opens her results from 23&Me. Here experience is filled with excitement, worry and questions – wondering who else in her family might have similar traits, what are the medical implications of mild tendencies, what are the implications for future medical treatment? This personal experience goes beyond anything you will find describing these online genetic testing.

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