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Genetic Testing in the Hands of the Consumer - The Genomics Revolution

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Since the last decade, extraordinary advances in DNA sequencing technology, increased speed and precision, and a significant reduction in cost have opened the floodgates for direct-to-consumer personal DNA testing from the comfort of the home.

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As little as a decade ago, the concept of having your DNA (your genome) sequenced as a matter of routine probably seemed far-fetched. Yet, fast-forward a few years and extraordinary advances in DNA sequencing technology, increased speed and precision, and a significant reduction in cost have opened the floodgates for direct-to-consumer personal DNA testing from the comfort of the home. Gaining insight into one’s DNA code could satisfy curiosity as to ancestral origins, provide a general overview of genetic traits, resolve paternity or reduce concern over a life-time risk of certain diseases.

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Kirsten Hogg
Kirsten Hogg PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons) conducted her PhD studies in reproductive biology in Edinburgh, UK studying endocrine and metabolic dysfunction in a model of polycystic ovary syndrome. Moving to Canada and then Australia, Kirsten has since built considerable research expertise in fetal and placental development, with a particular focus on the role of epigenetics in health and disease. She has had numerous research papers published in peer-reviewed science journals and is the sole author of an e-book, a molecular biology troubleshooting guide aimed at early career scientists. Kirsten is using her research background and passion for science to pursue her interests in scientific and medical writing.
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