The Darker Side of Genetic Testing

DNA Is Not Destiny cover page, taken from https://www.amazon.sg/DNA-Not-Destiny-Misunderstood-Relationship/dp/0393244083
23andMe logo, taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23andMe

A Genetic Misunderstanding

Gene infographic, taken from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/body/23064-dna-genes--chromosomes
Central dogma infographic, taken from https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-the-central-dogma/

Genetic Testing and Ancestry

A family tree, taken from https://prezi.com/ad2gsi9oc78y/biology-family-tree/

Genetic Testing and Health

Saliva sample for genetic testing, taken from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/15/technology/genetic-testing-employee-benefit.html

Conclusions

I am a staunch supporter of the scientific method, and I do believe that our genes can tell us a lot about our biology. However, it is important to believe in good science which is backed up with sound research, as well as understand the potential and the limitations of our present scientific capabilities.

“You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, ’cause it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.”

-Po from Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2, Po with Shen, taken from https://alloddsandends.wordpress.com/2017/04/22/kung-fu-panda-2-movie-review-and-reflection/

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