Genetic home testing: why it’s not such a great guide to your ancestry or disease risk

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Abstract

Genetic variation is an unavoidable feature of life. As a consequence of this – and unless you are an identical twin – you are genetically unique. You have a distinctive combination of genetic variants, almost all of which are shared with your parents, although shuffled into new combinations. With few exceptions, all of your characteristics, such as hair colour, height, ear wax quality, and disease susceptibility, are influenced by your genetics.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Genome
  • Genetic testing
  • Genes
  • Huntingtons disease

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