The Importance of Genetic Testing Video

Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe, makes a case for testing your genes.
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The Importance of Genetic Testing Part of it is that when you’re exploring your own genome, it changes everything. You’re suddenly incredibly interested in and you overlook what could be the statistical things that are hard for you to comprehend and when you’re looking at your own DNA I think that you can get beyond understanding what exactly are these risk profiles that I’m looking at. Because you're so personally engaged in it and as our board member uses the analogy of baseball and statistics. If you talk about dry statistics people will just—their eyes roll in the back of their head and they’re not that interested but when you take it to baseball, suddenly statistics kind of melts in the background and you’re looking at the sport and how people are performing and we see the same thing with genetics that all the science kind of scary stuff fades into the background and its all about you.

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